Nestled in its setting of vines, the medieval town of Saint-Emilion has retained all the charm of its origins: stones with golden reflections, roofs with Roman tiles, maze of alleys with breathtaking views of the surrounding vineyards...


The city founded in the 8th century, and the 1999 municipalities of its jurisdiction were listed in XNUMX as a World Heritage Site under the title of " Cultural Landscapes ". A world first for a wine region.

The rise of the King's Tower (XNUMXth century dungeon from where the jurats of Saint-Emilion proclaim the harvest ban in September), and from bell tower of the monolithic church will offer you an exceptional view of the jurisdiction and the Dordogne valley.

A little advice, prefer flat shoes to be able to walk around the city and climb the stairs at your leisure! After these efforts, your stomach will surely cry out for food... This is why you will undoubtedly enjoy the delicious Saint-Emilion macaroons that have been delighting gourmets since 1620!

The largest monolithic church in Europe

Moving testimony to the place of worship of the first Christians of the city, this building was dug in a single block of stone and remains to this day the largest underground church in Europe (38 meters long and 12 meters high, with a bell tower which culminates at 68 meters!).

To have the chance to visit it, do not hesitate to book your tickets on

Monolithic church in Saint-Emilion © Heurisko

A world famous wine region

Located on the hillsides overlooking the Dordogne valley, the Libournais vineyard is divided into 4 appellations: Saint-Emilion, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru, Lussac Saint-Emilion, Puisseguin Saint-Emilion. For those who would like to learn more about the riches of this terroir, go to L'Ecole du Vin de la House of Wines of Saint-Emilion.

Go on an adventure

With the kids, opt for a treasure hunt:

  • “Pierre, the Stonecutter” – Through the story of Pierre, the guide makes you discover the life of a child in the Middle Ages, the role of fortifications and freestone.
  • "Investigation in the Underground" – Underground visit specially adapted for children, in the form of a survey to better understand the exceptional troglodyte heritage of the city
  • "On Robin's Tracks" – Robin, a little explorer, invites your children aged 5 to 12 to discover Saint-Emilion while answering a few riddles.

And for adults there is plenty of choice to discover the vineyard: mountain biking, hiking but also...

Info and reservations on
Greater Saint-Emilion Tourist Office
Saint-Emilion Wine Council