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European Heritage Days


Saint-Emilion Tourisme
Place des Créneaux

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Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th, September 2021


On the weekend of 18th and 19th September 2021, take advantage of the European Heritage Days to (re)discover the Saint-Emilion region with your family!


In the village of Saint-Emilion


  • Robin's Tracks


On Saturday and Sunday, LES PISTES DE ROBIN awaits young and old alike for three treasure hunts to be played independently in the medieval town. 

Armed with the game booklet, available free of charge at the Tourist Office or to download from our website, explore the narrow streets of the village to find the answers to the riddles posed by Robin. Discover the programme!

- 5 to 8 years old >
- 9 to 12 years old >
- 13 to 15 years old >


- 5 to 8 years >
- 9 to 12 years old >
- 13 to 15 years old >


- 5 to 8 years >
- 9 to 12 years old >
- 13 to 15 years old >


  • Heritage Night - Saturday September 18th

6.30 pm to 11.00 pm : Free musical entertainment

10.15 pm : Torchlight procession of the Jurade

10.45 pm: Presentation of the Jurade at the Tour du Roy

11.00 pm : Great sound and light show with fireworks from the Tour du Roy


  • Guided tours of Saint-Émilion Tourism


- Underground Saint-Émilion (in ENGLISH)

At 10.30am - 11.30am - 1.30pm - 2.30pm - 3.30pm - 4.30pm
DURATION: 45 min to 1 hour
Booking here >


- Monolithic church (in FRENCH)

At 12:00 - 16:00 - 17:00
DURATION: 30 min
Booking here >


- Saint-Émilion, UNESCO town (IN FRENCH)

AT 3:00 PM
Booking here >


  • Guided tours by David Souny - Histoires de Pierre (30 people maximum - reservation required on 06 18 12 82 17 - free)

- Saturday at 11.00 am: "The main monuments of the town seen from the Cap de Pont square (Tour du Roy, Commanderie, Cordeliers convent,...)

Meeting point: place Cap de Pont, next to the Cordeliers convent.
- Saturday at 2.30 pm: "The Collegiate Church and its cloister: the Canons of Saint-Émilion"
Meeting point: in front of the Monument aux Morts
- Saturday at 4.00 pm: "From the Porte Brunet to the Madeleine: Get off the beaten track... to discover the exceptional views and little-known monuments of Saint-Émilion".
Meeting point: in front of the Porte Brunet



  • Lou Bérêt - Wooden games 

Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm in the cloister of the collegiate church
Traditional wooden games inspired by history and heritage will keep young and old busy during the European Heritage Days.


  • Guided tours by the Independent Guides of New Aquitaine 

Heritage? What a story! - by Johanna
Whether it is natural, built or intangible, heritage tells the story of our common past in different ways. However, each generation has taken a different look at what surrounds us, leading to destruction and, paradoxically, to preservation. This visit is an opportunity to immerse yourself in the contradictory history of heritage.
Saturday 18 September 2021 at 11:30 am. RDV place du clocher in Saint-Emilion. 
Visit only in French. Duration about 1h30. For all ages, suitable for families.
24 pax max/visit. Reservation by e-mail here > 


Apprentice Tour
Saint-Emilion is the ideal playground to learn about the different trades of the Middle Ages. Follow Nathalie or Julia and get into the shoes of a master quarryman, a church painter and decorator, or a copyist monk.
In an interactive way, with the manipulation of objects, tools and the mixing of pigments, the whole family will be able to better understand the techniques and know-how of the artists and craftsmen of another era. Can you be a good apprentice and join the Rabbit Guild?
Sunday 19 September at 11.30 am. RDV Place du Clocher in Saint-Emilion - Booking here >


Winegrower's walk
In the first part, a hike with a good walking pace but accessible to all! You will walk between the vines of the Grands Crus Classés and the old limestone walls, accompanied by your ultra-local guide.
More than a visit...a real moment of sharing...the objective is to understand the specificities of the appellation but also to answer all YOUR questions! Cork or plastic stopper? Organic or sustainable farming? Hand or machine harvesting... Then, an appointment with a local winemaker who will open the doors of his family property, handed down from generation to generation. Tour the barrel cellar to understand how wine ages, with a glass in hand! To make sure you have a good grasp of the subject, you will have a double tasting! 
Sunday 19 September at 2.30 pm. Meeting point in front of the Maison du Vin de Saint-Emilion - Boooking here >




  • Ecomusée du Libournais

Together let's live the heritage of the Libourne area

As part of the European Heritage Days 2021, the Ecomusée de Libournais offers quiz visits (indoor and outdoor) on the Libournais that reveal many secrets and anecdotes, a specific territory between confluence, valleys and hillsides, in the heart of the great vineyards of Saint-Emilion, Pomerol, Fronsac and others. A dive into the history of yesterday and today, through different sequences: underground heritage, social life, vine and wine, rivers, etc. A local heritage and a cultural diversity, to discover or rediscover.

Ecomusée du Libournais

Visit quiz

Sunday 19 September afternoon from 2 pm

Free, on registration

Tel. +33 6 37 64 81 36


Location: Château Petit Faurie de Soutard 33330 Saint-Emilion


  • Discovery on your own

Take advantage of the European Heritage Days weekend to (re)discover the 22 communes of the Greater Saint-Emilion area. You'll be charmed by the little-known architecture, unsuspected natural areas and unmissable historical sites!

You are free to explore the area according to your tastes and desires!


We invite you to (re)discover our beautiful Jurisdiction through a free treasure hunt that will take you through its 8 villages recognised by UNESCO.

You can start this treasure hunt at any stage; even if the starting point is set in Saint-Émilion.

You are free to choose your means of transportation (by car, by bike, on foot - for the very brave - or a bit of everything!) for this rally of 44 km in total (with a certain difference in altitude).

Download the treasure hunt (IN FRENCH) by clicking here >

The Greater Saint-Émilion Area has a very rich heritage, marked by the omnipresence of the vine and punctuated by historic buildings from different eras and architectures, forming the villages and hamlets characteristic of the area.


The Romanesque, Gothic and Monolithic churches dot the territory like landmarks for visitors strolling from the banks of the Dordogne to the limestone plateau. The preservation and development of this unique terroir and heritage make the Greater Saint-Émilion Area an exceptional area.


Download the booklet here >

Would you like to discover more about the Grand Saint-Émilionnais? Find below 4 ideas of little adventures created especially for you by our local experts!

Share your adventure with us by posting your most beautiful memories accompanied by #mysaintemilion on social networks!


Download our 4 "little adventures"

The satellites of Saint-Émilion
The banks of the Dordogne river
- At the crossroads of appellations
Pomerol et Lalande de Pomerol



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