About St Emilion
A unique medieval village, St Emilion is one of France’s most beautiful UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Our luxury villas in St Emilion are perfectly placed to give you exclusive access to the charms of the village and the delights of the broader Bordeaux wine area. Let us arrange a wine-tasting tour of the region’s oldest vineyards, some of which were first established during the Roman Empire.
With a history spanning over 2,000 years, it’s hardly surprising to find that St Emilion is also packed with beautiful architecture, including the imposing Romanesque church and the 13th-century Tour du Roy watch tower. You can venture underground on a guided tour of the remarkably well preserved catacombs. Near here the Grotte de l’Ermitage is where Saint Emilion fled to escape persecution. He spent the rest of his days here.
After absorbing this region’s fascinating history, sample some fine wine and delectable dining at one of Bordeaux’s famous gourmet restaurants. When you return to your tranquil villa we can arrange a spa treatment for you, or you can simply enjoy an afternoon siesta in the sun. Total bliss, St Emilion style.
GMT +1 hour
The official currency is the Euro (€). Coins are available in 1 cent, 2 cent, 5 cent, 10 cent, 20 cent, 50, cent , €1 & €2 denominations. Notes are available in €5, €10, €20, €50, €100, €200, €500 denominations.
Travellers cheques are widely accepted for exchange or purchase in major cities, but in more rural areas, visit a bank to exchange them for Euros. Major credit cards are widely accepted here (though a limited number of merchants have American Express accounts) and ATM access is widespread. Exchange currency only at authorized outlets such as banks and hotels, and exchange only what you think you will spend in-country. Coins cannot be reconverted on departure. Save all receipts from any currency exchange transaction. You may be asked to produce them when you exit the country, and they are required if you intend to reconvert local currency.
The South West is in a temperate zone that is far enough in the north to experience all four seasons. The region has pleasant and warm spring weather. There are hot summers with an average temperature around 30°C. Daylight in the summer averages between 8 and 9 hours. Autumn in the South West is also pleasant, with warm daytime temperatures and cool evenings. The days can be quite short during the winter months, with an average number of sunlight hours between 2 and 3 in December and January and temperatures below the freezing mark.