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Top Choice French in St-Émilion

La Terrasse Rouge

Knowing foodies adore this spectacular vineyard restaurant, born out of Jean Nouvel's designer revamp of Château La Dominique's wine cellars, 5km north of St-Émilion. Chefs work with small local producers to source …
Top Choice French in St-Émilion

L’Envers du Decors

A few doors down from the tourist office, this wine bar with fire-engine-red façade is one of the finest places to eat – and inevitably drink – in this tasteful wine town. The kitchen cooks up fabulous local classic…
Gastronomy in St-Émilion

La Table de Plaisance

Wine pairings are naturally in a league of their own at this exquisite Michelin double-starred restaurant, in the heart of the village in a luxurious, five-star hotel, Hostellerie de Plaisance. Tasting menus include…
French in St-Émilion

L’Huîtres Pie

Talented young chefs Camille Brouillard and Soufiane Assarrar both previously worked with Michelin-starred chefs before opening their own restaurant, and it shows. Their gastronomic creative cuisine bursts with flav…
Music in St-Émilion

St-Émilion Jazz Festival

In July the soothing tones of jazz take over the town during this fabulous three-day jazz fest. Find ticketing information online.
Winery in St-Émilion

Cloître des Cordeliers

Within the ruined cloisters of a 14th-century Franciscan monastery, winery Les Cordeliers has made sparkling Crémant de Bordeaux wine in its ancient cellars for over a century. Twice-daily walking tours of the cella…
Cafe in St-Émilion

Comptoir des Arts

Nathalie only cooks up a couple of different tarts, samosas and other savoury dishes each day, but her homemade cooking oozes soul and seasonal products. Everything is served on retro floral crockery and casual summ…
Arts & Crafts in St-Émilion

La Cour des Arts

Local artists and artisans quietly showcase their arts and crafts in a handful of galleries in La Cour des Arts, a fountain-pierced courtyard studded with palm trees and ringed with a beautiful collection of boutiqu…
Tower in St-Émilion

Clocher de l’Église Monolithe

For captivating views of the hilltop hamlet, borrow one of four keys from the tourist office to climb the 196 spiralling steps of this 68m-high bell tower, built to crown subterranean rock church Église Monolithe (o…
Music in St-Émilion

Grandes Heures de St-Émilion

Classical concerts are held at various châteaux between March and December and naturally include wine tasting. Tickets must be booked in advance; the program and ticketing information is online.