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Saint-Emilion, le village
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Dans le chai
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Saint-Emilion, le village
Dans les vignes
Dans le chai
Experience

"Grands crus classés" self drive tour to St-Emilion

From 54€ / pers

Discover the great classified growths of St Emilion with your own car! Visit at your own pace the magnificent village of St Emilion and learn how to enjoy the deep fruity taste of the Merlot…

  • Visits and tastings at 2 Classified Growth chateaux
  • Discovery of the picturesque village of St Emilion with a roadbook
  • Drives and walks along the most prestigious chateaux (Cheval Blanc, Petrus, Angelus...)

Discover the prestigious wines of Saint-Emilion!

During this afternoon, you will visit and taste the wines of two magnificent Grands Crus Classés nested in the vineyards of St-Emilion and selected by the team of A la Française local experts.

Allow 1h15 per visit. A roadbook will be given to you on your first visit.

You will find all the good tips of the region, the most gourmet addresses, the most beautiful walks and the best anecdotes of St Emilion.

Stroll through the medieval city, classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1999, following the itinerary proposed in the roadbook.

Follow the walking itinerary proposed by our teams to enjoy this magnificent hilly landscape where rows of vines line up. In this region the king grape variety is the Merlot!

If you have the opportunity to spend the day in the region, don't hesitate to come and get your roadbook in the morning at the first chateau to enjoy the walking itinerary in the cool morning air.

by Bordovino À la Française
Bordeaux Tourist Office partner
Bordovino À la Française
Bordeaux Tourist Office partner

Small group tours, private tours, stays, events… Live an authentic experience and discover our most beautiful french regions!

They had this experience with Bordovino À la Française

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Amazing
Lauren Makings-ward 07/09/2020
This experience was amazing. Would definitely recommend!
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Fundido
Jeffrey Phuc Dau Che 03/08/2020
As my main man Larry David would say "Pretaay pretay pretay good!" Perhaps I would rate the Fun factor to the max if we got to smash grapes like they did in an I Love Lucy episode, but I digress, the trip was classy AF, the tour guide/driver was very knowledgeable and caring with our inquiries, sorry I forgot his name but the driver was magnificent AF, his experience driving around the backroads of Medoc was awesome, made us feel like we were on a French safari! The barrell rooms were so monumental and the multimedia tools they utilized was astounding. This is a professional crew that also knows how to have fun. Overall great tour, and would do it all over if I only could!
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Amazing tour!!
Hyerim Lee 02/20/2020
It was a small group when I joined. I like wine but I had no idea actually. The guide explained a lot of information about the wine and winery in Bordeaux from the baby steps. His explanation was so nice. Also, I asked everything I felt curious although it sounds very stupid, the guide answered well and kindly to all our questions. This tour is very useful because you can get information about wine. and it was fun, you can taste wine and some food for wine. we visited two wineries, we can try over two kinds of wine on both. it would be good if I can try upper-level wine in that winery we visited. but considering price, it was reasonable. overall, it was the fun, tasty, good, useful tour!
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Great Tour!
NOBUAKI NAKAJIMA 12/05/2019
it was wonderful experience for us. I recommend this tour to my friends and would like to join again, next time. Thank you!!!
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Wonderful
Claudia Pinto 11/22/2019
Quentin our guide was very nice and with good knowledge of the local history. The visited chateaux were amazing and St. Emilion village is beautiful. Excelent experience!
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Fantastic 1/2 day tour
Morgan P (Texas) 11/04/2019
We coupled this afternoon tour with a morning wine education class that we booked through Viator and the two paired perfectly together (FYI - apparently you can buy a whole day ticket that also includes the morning class through the tourism website, but we didn’t know this at the time. If you do that it includes lunch too. Several couples in our group did this). There were 8 people in our van and that is the max, and we liked the small intimate group for this tour. This tour included visits at 2 different “Chateaus”, one in Fronsac and another in St Emillion (our guide, Gideon, said the vineyards chosen vary by day with each booking, and they work with about 40 different top rated vineyards overall). The first tour stop gave us a tour of their vintage family home, the production facilities and an education about the region/wine making process; included 2 tastings. The second stop also gave us a tour of the original family’s castle like home and where the wine production process happens, but was slightly less “educational” than the first stop and more laid back which was a nice end to the day; included 2 tastings and yummy charcuterie board. The second stop also had a super helpful property manager who answered all our questions and helped us understand more about how to taste their wine as we sipped on a “classe” grade “rouge vin” and enjoyed our snack — we LOVED this guy almost as much as his wine. Then we finished the day up with about an hour of free time to explore inside St Emillion. Our tour guide Gideon was very knowledgable about the area and utilized the time driving in the car to share interesting info about the region and then how to navigate St Emillion at the end of the day. He also gave us a list of bars and restaurants in Bordeaux to try which we really appreciated. Would highly recommend this tour overall if you’re wanting the chance to see and taste a few vineyards and have a tour guide who is passionate about the region, and is the perfect balance of actually “touring” whilst giving an appropriate amount of free time to explore. I scowered loads of reviews for the various 1/2 day tours available and am so glad we went with this one. It was perfect!
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Duration

4 hours

What's included

Visits and tastings at 2 Classified Growth chateaux ( 2 wines per chateau)

Road book with many informations for your wine experience in Saint-Emilion

Not included

Transportation

Number of participants

Visit and tastings at the winery only accept from 2 to 10 people at the same time

Meeting point

Soutard, 33330 Saint-Émilion, France