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Saint-Emilion tourism and travel guide

Photo of Saint-Emilion in Gironde

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

Saint-Emilion is situated in the Gironde department and Nouvelle-Aquitaine region.

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.

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.

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!

Libourne

Libourne

at 7 km (direction west-north-west)

Not generally considered as a travel destination, we found the...

See Libourne guide
Montcaret

Montcaret

National Monument at 18 km (direction east), in the Dordogne department

At Montcaret you can visit the archaeological site of a Roman...

See Montcaret guide
Abbey of La Sauve-Majeure

Abbey of La Sauve-Majeure

Abbey at 19 km (direction south-west)

The ruins of the Abbey of La Sauve-Majeure contain...

See Abbey of La Sauve-Majeure guide
Les Jardins de Sardy

Les Jardins de Sardy

Garden at 22 km (direction east), in the Dordogne department

The Jardins de Sardy to the wet of Bergerac are...

See Les Jardins de Sardy guide
 
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Sauveterre-de-Guyenne

Sauveterre-de-Guyenne

at 23 km (direction south-south-east)

The layout of the town of Sauveterre-de-Guyenne still follows its original medieval...

See Sauveterre-de-Guyenne guide
Pellegrue

Pellegrue

at 25 km (direction east-south-east)

Pellegrue is a very small village but well worth exploring...

See Pellegrue guide
Eynesse

Eynesse

at 26 km (direction east-south-east)

A nice place to stroll down to the banks of the...

See Eynesse guide
Sainte-Foy-la-Grande

Sainte-Foy-la-Grande

at 30 km (direction east)

Sainte-Foy-la-Grande, on the Dordogne river west of Bergerac, has an attractive medieval...

See Sainte-Foy-la-Grande guide
Monsegur

Monsegur

at 33 km (direction south-east)

The bastide town of Monsegur, in the Dropt Valley,...

See Monsegur guide
Bordeaux-Chartrons

Bordeaux-Chartrons

at 33 km (direction west)

Chartrons is an attractive quarter of Bordeaux...

See Bordeaux-Chartrons guide
Musée d'Aquitaine

Musée d'Aquitaine

Museum at 34 km (direction west)

The musée d'Aquitaine has an interesting collection relating to...

See Musée d'Aquitaine guide
Bordeaux Waterfront

Bordeaux Waterfront

at 34 km (direction west)

The waterfront in Bordeaux is among the highlights of a visit...

See Bordeaux Waterfront guide
Bordeaux

Bordeaux

at 34 km (direction west)

Bordeaux is an unmissable town, one of the most lively and interesting...

See Bordeaux guide
Musée des Beaux Arts

Musée des Beaux Arts

Museum at 34 km (direction west)

The Musée des Beaux Arts of Bordeaux has an...

See Musée des Beaux Arts guide

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Map of places to visit near Saint-Emilion

 
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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)
 
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Geography and distances

Saint-Emilion is in the south-west of France at 34 kilometres from Bordeaux, the department capital (general information: Saint-Emilion is 480 kilometres from Paris).

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

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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