People usually go to Saint-Emilion for its superb wine, but they also discover an extraordinary, well-preserved historic village.
Located one hour by coach from Bordeaux, Saint-Emilion is an adorable medieval town surrounded by 5,500 hectares of vines, and was listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1999!
09.15 am: Departure from the Bordeaux Tourist Office by coach
Our "heritage trail" leaves in the morning to visit one of the jewels of the appellation: Château Beau-Séjour Bécot, a Premier Grand Cru Classé in the Saint-Emilion classification.
After the first tour and tasting, it is time to move on to Château Haut-Sarpe. This magnificent estate is one of the only ones in Bordeaux that still provides accommodation and meals to pickers, and a whole hamlet has been set aside for this purpose*. Visitors have lunch consisting of a buffet and meat cooked over vine cuttings in the vintage dining hall.
Except for 2 dates where you visit château La Dominique and have lunch at La Terrasse Rouge.
The afternoon is devoted to visiting the sites - including the monumental underground church and the hermitage where the monk Emilion, who gave his name to the town, lived -, after which visitors are free to roam around the village's steep streets to discover cloisters, chapels, wash houses, intimate small squares, etc. at their own pace. There is almost too much to take in!
9.15 am Departure from the Bordeaux Tourist Office, return 6.15 pm
*During your visit, ask Xavier to show you Glou-Glou, the town's minuscule nightclub.
Please note: Take comfortable shoes as the streets are steep and paved.
For over 8 persons please contact the Bordeaux Tourist Office by mail to email@example.com to check availibility.
Operator: Bordeaux Tourist Office
Appointment : 9.00 am Bordeaux Tourist Office 12 Cours du XXX Juillet
Mondays from 15. May to 23. October 2017 except 5. June, from 9.15 am to 6.15 pm
The price includes : guide, transport by coach, 2 visits of wine estates, 1 patrimonial visit and lunch.
This tour is not available for children under 13
A teenager 13- 18 must be accompanied by an adult and is not allowed to have wine tasting.
Pets are not accepted.
Price does not include : personal expenses
From 5 to 25 people accepted