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Saint-Emilion tourism and travel guide

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Visit Saint-Emilion: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: Saint-Emilion is an exceptionally scenic town, and most unusual in being listed as a UNESCO heritage site

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Saint-Emilion. For detailed visitor information see the Saint-Emilion travel guide.

Saint-Emilion is situated in the Gironde department and Aquitaine region (now part of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region), in the south-west of France at 34 kilometres from Bordeaux, the department capital (general information: Saint-Emilion is 480 kilometres from Paris).

Tourist classifications for Saint-Emilion include "heritage site" and "secteur sauvegarde".

Popular places to visit nearby include Montcaret at 18 km and Abbey of La Sauve-Majeure at 19 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Saint-Emilion, France: places to visit and attractions

Some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Saint-Emilion in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!


... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Gironde

Map of places to visit near Saint-Emilion

Markets in and near Saint-Emilion

  • Branne: market Thursday & Saturday (8km)
  • Castillon-la-Bataille: market Monday (10km)
  • Coutras: market Wednesday & Saturday (16km)
  • Creon: market Wednesday (20km)
  • Ambares-et-Lagrave: market Friday & (27km)
  • Carbon-Blanc: market Thursday (28km)
  • Montpon-Menesterol: market Wednesday (28km)
  • Bassens: market Sunday (28km)
  • Cavignac: market Thursday (29km)
  • Cenon: market Wednesday (30km)

More information about Saint-Emilion, Aquitaine

Tourist attractions near Saint-Emilion, France

What to do at Saint-Emilion? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Saint-Emilion.

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Churches and religious monuments

  • Collégiale et chapelle de la Trinité (Saint-Emilion) (0km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Petit-Palais-et-Cornemps) (12km)
  • Eglise Notre Dame de Faye (Faye) (55km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du château de Vayres (12km)
  • Jardin du Fond de l’or (16km)
  • Jardins du Sardy (21km)
  • Jardins du château de Mongenan (31km)
  • Parc du château de Grenade (36km)
  • Jardins du château de Malle (38km)
  • Jardins de Beauchamp (50km)
  • Jardin du cloître Notre-Dame (50km)
  • Parc et potager de Pouthet (50km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Bec d'Ambès (39km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Bordeaux Pessac (44km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Emilion

Canton: Libourne

Arrondissement: Libourne

Department: Gironde

Region: Aquitaine

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 33330

Distance to Saint-Emilion

from Bordeaux (prefecture): 34 km

from Paris: 480 km

from Calais: 690 km

from Nice: 605 km

from Bordeaux: 34 km

from Strasbourg: 728 km

Getting here

Saint-Emilion is in the south-west of France. Most visitors will fly into Bordeaux airport (or Bergerac) while drivers should allow 7-8 hours driving time from the ports at Le Havre or Cherbourg. For driving distances to Saint-Emilion from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 11 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Montagne, Moulon, Neac, Pomerol, Saint-Christophe-Des-Bardes, Saint-Etienne-de-Lisse, Saint-Hippolyte, Saint-Laurent-Des-Combes, Saint-Pey-d'Armens, Saint-Sulpice-de-Faleyrens and Vignonet.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Emilion

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