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    Saint-Émilion: Wineries, Chateaux, and Gastronomy

    Saint-Émilion: Wineries, Chateaux, and Gastronomy
    Starts from

    Bordeaux

    Transportation

    By Car

    Guidance

    Self-Guided

    Activities

    6

    Duration

    11 hours

    Length

    4 mi

    Guide details

    Starts from

    Bordeaux

    Transportation

    By Car

    Guidance

    Self-Guided

    Duration

    11 hours

    Length

    4 mi

    History and CultureUnusual LocationsGastronomy
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    Darcy Tuscano

    Darcy Tuscano

    Travel Expert

    Highlights

    • Visit the Underground of the Largest Monolithic Church in Europe.
    • Savor a Gourmet Picnic Lunch on the Grounds of a Famous Château.
    • Learn About Wine Making at Two Different Châteaux.
    • Indulge in French Gastronomy and Wine.
    Saint-Émilion is situated in a UNESCO World Heritage Site landscape, with Châteaux and Vineyards surrounding the countryside.
    In this tour, you'll be sampling wine at two different vineyards and visiting the Châteaux.
    Afterwards, you'll visit Saint-Émilion and make a tour to the monolithic church. There will be ample time in the town to wander the ancient streets, admiring the quaint architecture, cafes and speciality stores. The day will end with an incredible French dinner (and wine!)

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    Saint-Émilion is situated in a UNESCO World Heritage Site landscape, with Châteaux and Vineyards surrounding the countryside.
    In this tour, you'll be sampling wine at two different vineyards and visiting the Châteaux.
    Afterwards, you'll visit Saint-Émilion and make a tour to the monolithic church. There will be ample time in the town to wander the ancient streets, admiring the quaint architecture, cafes and speciality stores. The day will end with an incredible French dinner (and wine!)
    Darcy Tuscano

    Darcy Tuscano

    Travel Expert

    • Visit the Underground of the Largest Monolithic Church in Europe.
    • Savor a Gourmet Picnic Lunch on the Grounds of a Famous Château.
    • Learn About Wine Making at Two Different Châteaux.
    • Indulge in French Gastronomy and Wine.

    Day Itinerary

    6 Activities
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    Day 1

    4 mi0.4 mi

    Wine Tasting at the Châtueau, A Monolithic Church Tour and French Gastronomy

    You'll be visiting two very different wineries, both producing delicious products. Lunch will be on the grounds of a sumptuous Château with a gourmet picnic and... plenty of wine!
    Later, a visit to the historical town of Saint-Émilion is in order as you make a tour of the underground Monolithic church and wander the quaint streets full of cafés and speciality stores.
    A fabulous French dinner will end your day in the most amazing way.
    Château Bernateau Winery
    10:002 hrs

    Château Bernateau Winery

    Winery
    Open Details
    This cozy, family-run business is just a short drive outside the center of Saint-Émilion in the UNESCO World Heritage Site landscape.
    The Lavau family, now in it's 8th generation of wine-making will be more than happy to show you around the vineyards.
    Afterwards, you'll be able to sample wine and purchase from the onsite store.
    If you're traveling with children, it's worth nothing there is a playground onsite so everyone can have fun!
    3.6 mi10 min
    Château Soutard
    12:303 hrs

    Château Soutard

    Winery
    Open Details
    Are you looking for the "Wow!" factor? You've arrived to the right place.
    This gorgeous château, owned by La Mondial Company is incredibly sumptuous and very popular.
    You'll have lunch here today with Château gourmet "picnic" basket which can be collected and eaten on the exquisite grounds. This must be ordered in advance.
    Afterwards, you can take your tour of preference. Most experiences - including bike rides through the vineyards - run from 45 minutes to 1.5 hours. Take a look at the selection and book your picnic basket on their official website.
    0.8 mi5 min
    15:4515 min

    Parking Saint-Émilion

    Parking
    Open Details
    You'll be leaving your car here for the remainder of the day in Saint-Émilion. You're about to see a 12th century church, an ancient wash house, and have an exquisite French dinner.
    0.2 mi5 min
    Église Monolithe de Saint-Émilion
    16:151 hr 30 min

    Église Monolithe de Saint-Émilion

    Church
    Open Details
    This Monolithic Church - started in the 12th Century and the oldest in all of Europe - is a must see in Saint-Émilion.
    The secrets are all hidden underground...as it is partly subterranean!
    Indeed the best way to experience its' charms is to book the "Underground Tour" lasting around one hour and exploring the Catacombs, Hermitage and the Trinity.
    If you're here with children, they will delight in the underground tour.
    0.2 mi5 min
    The King's Fountaine
    18:0030 min

    The King's Fountaine

    Historic Site
    Open Details
    The old washing well....as you make your way exploring Saint-Émilion, have a look at the place where the town washing used to take place.
    This particular one, built in the 19th Century, was reserved only for the rich residents of the town and provided shelter for inclement weather.
    Let yourself wander around this town and explore the hidden lanes.
    0.2 mi5 min
    Chai Pascal Restaurant
    19:002 hrs

    Chai Pascal Restaurant

    French Restaurant
    Open Details
    Recommended by Guide du Routard 2021 and Le Petit Futé 2021, you're in for an amazing meal with local, organic products and only the best wines.
    There are menu du jour available as well as tuna tartare, oysters and foie gras de canard.
    If you're traveling with children, they have not been forgotten with a special menu just for them.
    Don't leave without trying one of the incredible desserts.
    Reservations are required, please, call the restaurant in advance.
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