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View on Saint-Emilion village. This village is a few kilometers east of Bordeaux, at heart of one of the most famous vineyards worldwide. Saint-Emilion district, i.e. Saint-Emilion city and the villages around, is filed as UNESCO World Heritage Site. The city is of course famous for its wine, but also for its medieval streets and its monolith church. This church was digged in the rock by benedictins between the end of 11th century and beggining of 12th century. It is the biggest monolith church of France. Tourist office offers guided tours of main monuments of the city, including the monolith church (7.50 euros at 1st march, 2009). Above the church is the bell tower you can see on the picture. You can go top of the bell tower (only 1 euro, you can get the key at the tourist office) from where you have a great view on the city and the vineyards around. Gourmands will hardly resist to canelés and macarons of Saint-Emilion, some cakes that shed delicious smells in the streets of the city ...

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