Saint Émilion: Straight Out of Pinterest
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Saint Émilion: Straight Out of Pinterest

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When you try searching for images in Saint Émilion, every part of the little village is Instagram or Pinterest-worthy. Months before I came here in France, I did a little research about Bordeaux on Pinterest. When I saw Saint Émilion, I instantly fell in love with the photo and dreamed of visiting the place.

Thankfully, I did have the chance to visit this wonderful place. My school organised a field trip and I signed up for it right away. They arranged everything, the transportation and the wine tastings or dégustation.

Dégustation is the careful, appreciative tasting of various foods, focusing on the gustatory system, the senses, high culinary art and good company.

 

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Dégustation at Les Cordeliers
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Dégustation at Château Haut-Veyrac

It was a rainy cold morning and when we arrived at the village, it was foggy. I was freezing! First stop on our itinerary was a wine tasting in Les Cordeliers. We got a taste of their different kinds of champagnes and sparkling wines. Also, they showed us their underground cellars and passages. After that, the school let us explore the little village on our own.

We went to see the Clocher de l’Eglise de Monolithe and the Eglise Collégiale. We had lunch at a small yet elegant restaurant called Amelia Canta. Afterwards, we bought some local wines and the special macarons, and headed back to our bus. As for our last stop, we visited another wine tasting at Château Haut-Veyrac.

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Les Cordeliers old Chapel, and the entrance to their underground cellar
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Saint-Émilion town
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Clocher de l’Eglise de Monolithe
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French village
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Inside the Eglise Collégiale
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The square outside Eglise Collégiale

Though I wasn’t able to visit all of Saint-Émilion’s hidden treasure, I was definitely excited to see the spot where the Pinterest photo was from.

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Saint-Émilion: This is the spot of the many Pinterest photos of Saint-Émilion

I would certainly come back again next time.

Love, J.

A brave soul looking for (mis)adventures, which are out of my comfort zone. Other hobbies include but not limited to: shower concerts, dancing in the kitchen, playing dead in a film and being a busy potato.

7 thoughts on “Saint Émilion: Straight Out of Pinterest

  1. I cannot begin to say how envious I am to you. I mean you have access to all these beautiful places that I have always been dreaming of visiting. And ou are right, the places look like those you can see from Pinterest. I would be camera happy when I get there.

    1. There is so much more to see of Saint Émilion but I just didn’t have enough time. Maybe next time when I go back, I should be more ready 🙂

  2. I was fortunate enough to visit Saint Emilion last year and you’re right, it really is astonishingly beautiful. Certainly, worthy of plenty of pinterest photos! The entire place just exudes that very specific French charm

  3. I have never been here and it just looks magical. I like its historic look and architecture. You are lucky to see its beauty in person

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