Saint-Emilion: what to see exactly – Part 2: The “Tertres”, St Martin Gate, The Ursulines Convent,The King’s keep and the Wash Houses (Book your private guided tour)

4. The steep street or “Tertres”

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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 !

Four “Tertres”:

  • 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 annesowine@gmail.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….

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6. The Ursulines Convent

The sisters of the order of Saint-Ursule settled down in Saint-Emilion on June 1st, 1620

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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.

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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

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