Saint Émilion: A Postcard-Perfect Village

Saint-Émilion sits perched on a limestone hilltop like a graceful balcony above the Dordogne Valley. Where in 1999, Saint Émilion became a UNESCO World Heritage Site; honored for its cultural landscape and historical vineyards.  
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This medieval, fairytale town is a maze of curlicue ballast stone streets; all strewn with charming storefronts, quaint squares, and flower-laden terraces; all ready for the one million tourists annually. This commune lays in the Gironde department of the Aquitaine, in southwest France.
honey-colored buildings and cobblestone streets

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

So lovely --- thank you for sharing. I've written about the history of Saint-Emilion and am fascinated. What an incredible spot!