Things to do
Saint-Émilion has been nurturing vines since Roman times and this heritage is now responsible for some of France's finest wines. Sample Merlot and Cabernet Franc varieties native to this region of Bordeaux. Then treat yourself to a taste of the best: Saint-Émilion has been awarded Grand Cru appellation, and nearby chateaux offer exclusive tastings.
Enjoy a private tour to Saint-Émilion's beautiful Premier Grand Cru Classe estates. Sample some of the finest wines of the region, learning about their special qualities. Luxury day tours often include a gourmet lunch or aperitif, tour of the estate vineyard and cellars, and plenty of top-tier tasting.
Located along the sacred pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela, Saint-Émilion's first dwellers arrived in Palaeolithic times. From there the town's history weaves a tale of ancient French and English influence, traceable in its walls, arches and streets. Visit the church carved into the village walls in the 11th century, the beautiful Cordeliers cloisters from the 8th century and the remains of a Gothic church, now encircled by vines.