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The village of Saint-Émilion in France is definitely deserving of a day trip from Bordeaux. In fact, you could easily spend an entire weekend whiling away the time, exploring the historic buildings and savouring top-notch wine.
Perched on a hill surrounded by vineyards, the ancient town, Saint-Émilion France, is a place to slow right down, absorb some history and sip some local full-bodied red wine. Wine drinker or not, there is plenty of ambience to please everybody.
There’s always an intriguing story with ancient medieval towns and Saint-Émilion France is no exception.
Apparently, a Benedictine monk named Émilion lived in a cave in the area between 750 and 767 AD. That is AGES ago! Not only did he live in a cave but he performed miracles. No wonder the town is named after him.
I wonder if he imagined the future of the village Saint-Émilion France or could predict his lasting legacy.
No one seems to live in caves now. I don’t think!
These modern-day “caves” deliver their famous red vintage anywhere in the world.
Spend a day in the charming village of Saint-Émilion France. Admire the shuttered yellow stone buildings
and step back in time as you stroll along quiet cobbled streets.
Climb the bell tower,
visit the Monolithic church which is carved out of a rock face,
the ancient cloisters
and admire the hectares and hectares of historic vineyards that surround the medieval village.
It is these vineyards, still in production after centuries, in conjunction with Saint-Émilion France’s historic monuments
that resulted in the 1999 designation as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
You can’t go wrong visiting this lovely village. Mark Saint-Émilion France on your list of places to explore.