Just 3km from the campsite, discover Saint-Emilion - An exceptional cultural heritage nestling amidst the vines opens its doors.
Saint-Emilion was originally founded back in the 8th century and since 1999 the 8 municipalities of its jurisdiction are listed as a world heritage site under the title of “Cultural Landscapes”. A world first for a wine-growing terroir. Exceptional!
A visit to Saint-Emilion means taking a jump back into history to a world where architecture, lifestyle and the Middle Ages all combine to produce a totally sublime result. Saint-Emilion, with its gorgeous mediaeval town centre, still retains the vestiges of this period virtually intact. Climb to the top of the Tour du Roy (the 13th century keep where the Jurats of Saint-Emilion proclaim the opening of the grape harvest each September), and the bell tower of the monolithic church, both offer a magnificent view over Saint-Emilion and the Dordogne Valley. The monolithic church and its bell tower (the largest in Europe) never fail to surprise!
Take a moment to explore the town, on foot, or by bike, tourist bus or the little land train: guided visits are regularly organised by the tourist office! And there’s all you could want to keep the kids happy with special visits and a grand treasure hunt through the town reserved especially for them! They’re going to love it!
Call into reception and you’ll find all the practical information you need about Saint-Emilion, you can even book your visit and register for the free shuttle bus to take you there.
Further information: www.saint-emilion-tourisme.com