"St. Emilion" Top 5 Page for this destination France Tourist Trap Tip by Canadienne

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  St. Emilion ~ Inarguably Beautiful
by Canadienne

We spent half a day in St. Emilion on the way to Bordeaux (to fly to Paris). That was probably still a couple hours more than it merited. It's a beautiful place ~ I wouldn't deny it that ~ and there is an interesting tour of some sights around an underground church, but the church itself is closed for severe structural defects and there is no known re-opening date.

Unique Suggestions: It's very busy with tourists ~ business and pleasure. If you're buying cases of wine to take home, I'd recommend it for the town is filled with nothing but wine shops.

Fun Alternatives: Otherwise, stay longer in Bergerac (as I wished I had). :-)

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Mar 15, 2003
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