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Saint-Emilion, medieval town (UNESCO)

Saint-Émilion, France

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An exceptionnal site

A passionate local guide

A macaroon testing !

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Once an important medieval town, Saint-Emilion is now a beautiful medieval village surrounded by a worldwide known vineyard.

It was founded in the 8th century by an ermit called Emilian. The little village soon became a huge pilgrimage site around his tomb, and a stop on the way to Santiago de Compostela in Spain. Four abbeys were founded in a few centuries, among which the largest underground church of all Europe and an underground copy of the Anastasis chapel in Jerusalem, both carved in limestone alongside even older catacombs.

It is now possible to get an oveview of the village from the top of the bell tower or the top of the 13th century keep. The vineyard around Saint-Emilion was planted by the Romans in the 1st century and supplied the English court for three centuries during the Middle Ages.

In 1999, it was the first vineyard in the world to be listed as a UNESCO world heritage site. And don't forget to taste the local speciality (which you can only find there) : the macaroon of Saint-Emilion !

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Meeting point : place du marché. Guided tour of the underground monuments (45 min : Emilian's hermitage, 13th c. chapel, catacombs, underground chapel, monolithic church), followed by a walking tour of the town, including the remains of the other abbeys and of the medieval town wall, and a beautiful overview of the vineyard.


- entrance fee for the underground monuments : 7,50€/pers (not included in the price of the tour) - the underground monuments can only be visited on reservation and many people want to see them : please book the tour as early as possible so that I can make the reservation and get the time you want. - for small groups only : it is possible to climb at to top of the bell tower and/or the medieval keep : 1,50€/pers/monument ; no extra guiding fee for one monument ; 15€ extra guiding fee for two monuments.

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Saint-Émilion, France



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Passionnée de langues étrangères et d'histoire, j'ai d'abord étudié le japonais (Master) avant de compléter mon parcours universitaire par des études d'histoire de l'art (licence) et de guidage (licence pro). Après avoir fait mes armes au Mont-Saint-Michel pendant 2 ans, je suis revenue m'installer à Bordeaux auprès de ma famille.

Bordelaise depuis toujours, je vous accueille dans ma région pour vous faire découvrir son histoire, son patrimoine et son art de vivre !


Since I love foreign languages and history, I first studied Japanese (5 years), then history of art (3 years) and guiding (1 complementary year).

I have lived in Bordeaux for almost all my life and would be very glad to welcome you to my home country and introduce you to its history, heritage and way of life !



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