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To see, north to south

The "Marais Poitevin"

La Rochelle

Island of Ré

Island of Aix



Madame Island

Island of Oléron




La Tremblade


La Palmyre









To do


Boat trips





The market


Drives through the vineyards

Drives through the marshes

Drives through the forest


To know

The Romanesque Art


The Citadel of Brouage

The Citadel of Blaye

The lighthouses

The forest of La Coubre

The marshes

The "Marais Poitevin"

The carrelets

The ostreiculture

Vine and wines

To taste






Sea food

"Terroir" products

The restaurants



la ville vue du château

Saint-Emilion, Prestigious Town and Vineyard

From Royan, the quickest route to take is the D730 road in the direction of Bordeaux up to Mirambeau where it joins the A10 autoroute, entry number 37, up to Saint-André-de-Cubzac where one leaves the autoroute to take the D670 in the direction of Libourne and after Libourne, the D243 up to Saint-Emilion.

The region of Saint-Emilion, on the right bank of the Dordogne, dominates the valley.

On arriving, one can leave the car in the upper part of the town, outside the walls and enjoy all the charm of this magnificent town by walking in the streets, alleys and squares.

Climbing up to the top of the Tour du Roi, a rectangular keep, there is a good view of the area covered by the town and the vineyard.

Saint-Emilion and Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

To get acquainted with the wines of the area, it is recommended to begin with a visit to the Maison du Vin de Saint-Emilion, in the upper part of the town, before visiting some of the numerous shops of the local wine traders.

The famous Châteaux are just outside the town gates and one can cross the vineyards in a small train, whilst listening to a commentary on the vineyards.

The wines of the Saint-Emilion geographic area are classified into two appellations, Saint-Emilion and Saint-Emilion Grand Cru.

The Saint-Emilion Grand Cru classification is revised every ten years, and this classification distinguishes between the Premiers Grands Crus classés and the Grands Crus Classés.

The surrounding appellations

Visiting the town requires a full day, but if it is your first visit, leave time for the surrounding districts which have earned the right to have their names followed by Saint-Emilion, and some time to visit the appellations of Pomerol and Lalande-de-Pomerol.

You will make interesting discoveries.

le vignoble de Château Canon
chai d'élevage en barriques neuves
la carte des appellations


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