"The Bois de la Croix de Tourans is a natural promontory...
...that offers a startling spectacle."
Just a few minutes drive from Saint-Émilion is my favorite, the wood of the Croix de Tourans.
After walking along a small dirt road between the vines on a beautiful summer evening, we enter a small wood with very fine and sparse trees, but enough to shelter us from the heat.
The depth of the wood is limited and leads to a halo of light, compared to the darkness of the undergrowth. As we approach this light, we suddenly find ourselves facing a fantastic landscape that stretches for miles at our feet! Fields, valleys, villages, a monochrome of green, beige and yellow (hot summer obliges). A cross is in the middle of this point of view, like the bow of a boat in front of a limitless horizon. An orientation table is set up next to it, giving precious information about the landscape around us.
I recommend this place because it is intimate in the high season. It is a natural headland that offers a striking spectacle and remains quite wild. It is ideal for a picnic or a cool break, in communion with nature!
You too can discover this place by following the route of our hike "À la croisée des appellations": https://bit.ly/2wzcske