4. The steep street or “Tertres”
A “tertre” is defined as a mound. Let’s walk together using these narrow narrow streets, steep and with uneven paving & Let’s discover the great origin of these cobblestones !
- the Tertre of Cadène
- the Tertre of the Tente and the Tertre of the Saint-Martin door
- the most audacious: the Tertre of the Vaillants !
As for the origin of the cobblestones…….
If you want to know more about the church and Saint-Emilion village/Unesco World Heritage, you can book a 2 hour private guided tour with me (available from 2 people, contact me for details at email@example.com and fill in the form at the bottom of this page)
5. The St Martin Gate
This gate buit in the 12th century…….
Pierrefitte port was…..
The Pierrefitte Menhir….
6. The Ursulines Convent
The sisters of the order of Saint-Ursule settled down in Saint-Emilion on June 1st, 1620…
7. The King’s Keep (Tour du Roy)
The “castel daou rey” meaning the King’s Keep, is the only romanesque keep still intact in Gironde.
8. The Wash Houses
These public basins, built in the 19th century…….
@FrenchWineLove – Big Wash House
@FrenchWineLove – Small Wash House
BONUS – Eleanor of Aquitaine
Read also Saint-Emilion (English) – Part 1: https://french-wine-love.com/2022/08/20/saint-emilion-what-to-see-exactly-part-1-collegiate-church-cloister-cardinal-palace-and-great-wall/ and
Saint-Emilion (English) – Part 3: https://french-wine-love.com/2022/08/21/saint-emilion-english-what-to-see-exactly-part-3-the-monolithic-church-the-undergorunds-the-cordeliers-cloister-the-brunet-gate/
2 hour private guided tours in English. Mainly available on Saturdays (however can be arranged during the week if required).
90€ per person for a 2 hour private & tailor-made guided Tour of Saint-Emilion (Medieval village/UNESCO World Heritage Site/Information on Monolithe church/Wines & Gastronomy, etc) – Minimum of 2 people to confirm the visit
Indicate when you could be available for a guided Tour and I will get back to you ASAP. Next visit planned: Wednesday 21st September 2022 at 2pm