Travel guide updated in May 2018.
The picturesque village of Saint-Emilion is perfect for a stroll down its medieval cobblestone streets. But that’s not the only reason visitors venture here. A name known around the world, Saint-Emilion has a reputation that has been earned over the centuries through the trade of wine production, omnipresent in the landscape of the Jurisdiction. Only the wine estates, each more sumptuous than the other, stud this vineyard landscape shaped by man. The best way to understand this land and its traditions is to taste the nectar of its labor (in moderation), legacy of its long and singular history.
Here you’ll find all the information necessary to prepare your trip and your stay in Saint Emilion in order to discover this exceptional site of indisputable universal value. You will find the following under the sections for the site : the reasons for its selection for the World Heritage list, the history of the site, many practical informations (Tourist Offices, suggested tours, museums, events, transports), and a selection of accommodation and restaurants. Information, prices and opening hours shown are for 2018.
But most importantly, this "Saint Emilion, A World Heritage Site" travel guide also offers a suggested itinerary for visiting each site and monument. You'll also find tips (transport, pricing, activities ... ), anecdotes and all the possibilities for family-friendly visits to encourage children and families in their discovery.
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A word from the author Visiting a Unesco World Heritage site is more than just simple tourism. It's a journey toward the discovery of cultures, history and nature. It's the opportunity to explore places that have contributed to the construction our history and our humanity, and that protect this heritage even today. It's the experience of being enriched by the collective universal memory that helps us understand the world around us. The sites on the World Heritage of Humanity list all have one thing in common: their universal nature. They teach us that the world – since antiquity – has been fashioned by often commercial crossroads encouraging cultural, scientific and religious fusions. They teach us that openness to others and exchange are indeed sources of prosperity for all societies. To travel to the heart of these World Heritage sites is to choose to embark on an ethnological, anthropological, sociological, historical, architectural, cultural or religious voyage ... or all this at once! In short, it represents a tourism based on tolerance among civilizations and on respect for future generations. Let's protect our fragile universal heritage. And let's pass it on to our children.