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Saint-Emilion
Surrounded by the vineyards of Bordeaux, the medieval village of Saint-Emilion is pure eye candy. The picturesque town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, takes its name from a Benedictine monk who—according to local legend—took refuge in a cave here in the eighth century. Centered around a monolithic church that was painstakingly carved from limestone in the 12th century, the village comprises a cluster of cobbled streets lined with historic stone houses, Romanesque ruins, and shops selling Saint-Emilion wines.

The Basics
Saint-Emilion is easily accessible from Bordeaux on a day trip. Many visitors opt for an organized group or private tour, which often includes a guided walk around town as well as free time to wander at will. Some tours also include wine tastings and occasionally lunch in a chateau in Saint-Emilion, or in the neighboring wine regions of Pomerol or Medoc. Active travelers can do a cycling tour around the vineyards of Saint-Emilion, stopping at a winery along the way. Many Bordeaux wine tours also allow time for participants to explore the village of Saint-Emilion. The local tourist offers loans out keys for the Monolithic Church’s bell tower; the views from the top are superb.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • Wear comfortable shoes as Saint-Emilion’s streets are cobbled and sloping.
  • Organized tours from Bordeaux typically last for between four and nine hours.
 
How to Get There
Trains for Saint-Emilion depart from Bordeaux several times a day, with the journey taking around 35 minutes. From the Saint-Emilion train station, it’s a 1-mile (1.5-kilometer) walk into town.
 
When to Get There
One of the best times of the year to visit Saint-Emilion is in September and October, after summer crowds have dissipated. If you do go during summer, try to get there early in the day. To see the town without the crowds, stay overnight. After the day-trippers have left, things quiet down considerably.
 
Wines of Saint-Emilion
Saint-Emilion is as much famed for its fine wines as it is for its beauty. First classified in 1954, Saint-Emilion is now one of France’s most lauded wine-making appellations. Its wines are labelled as premier grand cru classe A (the highest classification), premier grand cru classe B, and grand cru classe. The region is particularly well known for its silky smooth merlot and cabernet sauvignon–based red wines.
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Tour wine tourism Saint-Emilion with tours and tastings

During this half-day trip to Saint-Émilion Pomerol, discover a vineyard in Bordeaux with your driver who will pass on his passion for wine!From the center of Bordeaux, discover all the charm and richness of the Saint-Émilion vineyard through the visit of two Châteaux and tastings of Grands Crus Classés. This Wine Tours in a small group of half a day in Saint-Emilion will make you discover all the secrets of the vinification of this prestigious appellation.The time of a Wine Tours, slip into the skin of an oenologist and live a rich and unforgettable experience in the vineyards of Bordeaux. A timeless day at Saint-Émilion and Pomerol ...
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  • 5 hours
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An afternoon in Saint-Emilion.

If you love wine, culture, history and nature, this tour is made for you! Discover 2000 years of history and the beauty of Saint-Emilion village and vineyards, both listed as Unesco World Heritage. Medieval architecture, 18th century classic-style chateaus or 21st century cellars designed by reknowned architects! Also, the best place to learn about the art of wine making… and of wine tasting!
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  • 4 hours 15 minutes
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  • 4 hours 15 minutes
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Excursion Saint-Émilion Médoc with visits and tastings

Departure at 9am in front of the Tourist Office of Bordeaux.During this tour in the Saint-Émilion Médoc vineyards, go through the mythical Châteaux Route with your chauffeur guide who will share his passion for wine and Bordeaux vineyards!From the center of Bordeaux, discover all the charm and richness of Médoc and Saint-Émilion through the visit of two Châteaux, a lunch and tastings of Grands Crus Classés. This one-day Bordeaux Wine Tours in the vineyards of Médoc and Saint-Émilion will introduce you to all the secrets of winemaking in prestigious appellations.Time for an excursion to Saint-Émilion and the Medoc, slip into the skin of an oenologist and experience a rich and unforgettable experience in the vineyard. A timeless day in the Médoc and Saint-Émilion ...
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  • 9 hours
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Excursion of Saint-Emilion by bike.

A treasure trove of French architecture and culture, Saint-Emilion is the first jurisdiction in the world to have been listed as a "cultural landscape" by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in 1999.Start your visit in the village of Saint-Emilion, where your bike is waiting for you. Cycling on a combination of flat and hilly roads, you can admire the view of magnificent landscapes and famous wine estates such as the Château Angélus, Petrus, Figeac, or Cheval Blanc.End your adventure with a stop in a castle, where you can enjoy a visit and a tasting of the wines of this classified domain!Come stroll through one of the most beautiful wine regions in the world, and let yourself be charmed by the beauty of its castles and the fruity notes of its prestigious wines. Picnics, tastings, property visitsCompose your experience by choosing from a list of activities concocted by Mr. Bacchus especially for you!
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  • 4 to 6 hours
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Boredaux Wine Region Luxury Cruises aboard Authentic French Peniche Tango

Tango is a classic French péniche (cargo barge), beautifully restored and converted into a floating hotel.Enjoy a week of navigating the Garonne and Dordogne Rivers while relaxing aboard the only luxury hotel barge cruising this region of France. Dine on sumptuous meals prepared by Tango’s onboard chef, accompanied by the legendary wines of Bordeaux. Tour-guided excursions to prestigious wineries, open-air markets and the immersive museum, La Cité du Vin. We take the stress out of making your way from chateau to chateau as you wine taste your way through the charming Bordeaux countryside. Amenities aboard Tango include four climate-controlled cabins, each with en-suite bath, a comfortably furnished salon with fully stocked bar and dining area, a canopied deck for al fresco dining, and sun deck with spa tub, perfect for relaxing among the bubbles while gazing at the stars on summer nights. There are touring bicycles and an air conditioned mini-van for guided excursions ashore.
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  • 7 days
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PRIVATE St Emilion Classified Growth Bordeaux wine tour

Have it just the way you like it with this private Saint Emilion & Pomerol wine tour.  All tastings, visits and transportation are INCLUDED in the price.  Visit the most famous names in Bordeaux.  Favorite wines?  Suggest them and we will check their availability. This is your day.  Or let us choose. Suggestion:  A blend of ultra modern sophisticated premium wineries and some smaller family owned vineyards is a great way to experience the diversity of  Bordeaux wines.  You will be an expert in Bordeaux wines when you day is done. Generally 3 chateau visits in a day. Our accomplished guides are entertaining fluent english speakers and locals with compelling anecdotes about the people, the region and the wines.  Pick up from your hotel, Air BnB or ship.
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Saint-Emilion, between vineyards & heritage - 1/2 day

A morning / afternoon in the famous village of Saint Emilion and its prestigious vineyards!Saint-Emilion is definitely a jewel not to be missed 45 minutes from Bordeaux.During these short excursions, you will discover the secrets of this incredible medieval village, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and visit one of its famous vineyards.Underground cellars, admirable panoramas, wines and local products and other surprises await you in the village of the famous monk Emilion!
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  • 5 hours
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  • 5 hours
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Day trip to Saint-Emilion and its castles in a private tour

Discover with your local guide, the medieval village of Saint-Emilion, classified as World Heritage by UNESCO, in 1999. You will be seduced by this walk in the pedestrian streets of the village of Monk Emilion, and by the beauty of this heritage ..Learn the history of the castles of the appellations of Pomerol, and the Jurisdiction of Saint-Émilion. Live the passion of the vineyard of their founders, descendants and new passionate owners.Learn more about the different classifications of the Bordeaux vineyard, and the different winemaking techniques.During the day, you will visit three Châteaux of different appellations around Saint-Émilion. Each visit will be concluded with a tasting. And you'll see some of the biggest names in the vineyard, such as Château Ausone, Château Angelus, Château Cheval Blanc, or Château Petrus in Pomerol.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
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