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Saint-Émilion

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Saint-Émilion - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Gironde
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Perched at the heart of one of the most prestigious Bordelais vineyards, the famous village of Saint-Émilion, while of course being known for its great wines, also boasts an architectural heritage that's remarkable to say the least!

The charming medieval town, standing proudly on its rocky promontory, is a delight for lovers of old buildings, who can stroll to their hearts' content along the sloping, narrow streets dotted with old houses. Lovers of great views should be sure to take a walk up the King's Tower (Tour du Roy)! This imposing 13th-century keep indeed offers a lovely view of the roofs and vineyards of Saint-Émilion. Religious architecture enthusiasts, for their part, can admire the cloister of the collegiate church and its old enfeus (tomb niches), the unusual monolithic church dug out of the rock in the 11th century, or the Cordeliers Cloister with its elegant small columns. As for food-lovers and gourmets, they can enjoy a grand cru-rated wine or delicious macaroons made the traditional way since 1620!

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Saint-Émilion

Saint-Émilion, located 35 km north-east of Bordeaux, between Libourne and Castillon-la-Bataille, stands proudly on the northern slopes of the Dordogne valley. The territory of the municipality covers 27 km².

Built in amphitheater, the city charms you when you see the tip of its steeple.

Open-air museum, the city of Saint-Émilion surprised. Its troglodyte tradition is perhaps the most striking: a monolithic church, the largest in Europe, over 70 hectares of underground galleries dug into the limestone. But it is not the only one to move the visitor, monuments and vestiges of the great Romanesque succeed over its steep streets, defying the rules of the most established time. Its stones, with soft ocher hues, carry with them the spirit of the city.

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The medieval town in the heart of the vineyard
The medieval town in the heart of the vineyard
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Collegiate church and cloister
Collegiate church and cloister
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The cloister of the collegiate church
The cloister of the collegiate church
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The view from the bell tower
The view from the bell tower
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Market Halle
Market Halle
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The monolithic church
The monolithic church
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The tower of Roy
The tower of Roy
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The bell tower of the monolithic church
The bell tower of the monolithic church
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Cordeliers Cloister
Cordeliers Cloister
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Big Walls
Big Walls
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Laundry Great Fountain
Laundry Great Fountain
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Palais Cardinal
Palais Cardinal
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Porte Brunet
Porte Brunet
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Monolith Church
Monolith Church
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Trinity Chapel
Trinity Chapel
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