Facts and Data
Unesco World heritage since: 1999
Size of heritage: 7,847 ha
- Buffer zone: 5,101 ha
Viticulture was introduced to this fertile region of Aquitaine by the Romans, and intensified in the Middle Ages. The Saint-Emilion area benefited from its location on the pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela and many churches, monasteries and hospices were built there from the 11th century onwards. It was granted the special status of a 'jurisdiction' during the period of English rule in the 12th century. It is an exceptional landscape devoted entirely to wine-growing, with many fine historic monuments in its towns and villages.
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Hotels and places to stay
Medium airport - 15 mi (25 km) Bergerac-Roumanière Airport
Medium airport - 18 mi (30 km) Périgueux-Bassillac Airport
Medium airport - 38 mi (62 km) Bordeaux-Mérignac (BA 106) Airport
Large airport - 43 mi (70 km) Agen-La Garenne Airport
Medium airport - 54 mi (88 km) Sarlat Domme Airport
Small airport - 54 mi (87 km) Angoulême-Brie-Champniers Airport
Medium airport - 58 mi (93 km) Arcachon-La Teste-de-Buch Airport
Medium airport - 65 mi (106 km) Brive-La Roche Airport
Large airport - 67 mi (108 km) Toulouse-Blagnac Airport
Large airport - 106 mi (171 km) Tours-Val-de-Loire Airport
Large airport - 177 mi (286 km) Barcelona International Airport
Large airport - 267 mi (430 km)
Bigger and popular cities in the wider vicinity are these:
These are some smaller cities that might be interesting. They are all rather close.
- Le Fleix
- Les Leves-et-Thoumeyragues