Facts and Data

Official Unesco Page
Office de Tourisme de Saint-Emilion

Basis Data:
Unesco World heritage since: 1999
Size of heritage: 7,847 ha
- Buffer zone: 5,101 ha

Longitude: 0,155°
Latitude: 44,895°


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

Hôtel restaurant Le Victor Hugo

Distance: 4,9 mi
101 Rue Victor Hugo
33220 Sainte-Foy-la-Grande

Time Information

Checkout: 10:30 - Checkin: 18:00
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed

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