Out of the Shadow into the Light

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Out of the Shadow into the Light
During the day tour, you will discover the underground universe of the Garonne and Dordogne right bank whose main symbol is none other than the extremely well preserved Medieval town of Saint Emilion with its monolith church, the largest of Europe, its stone quarries, running on kilometers of galleries.

Immerse yourself in the mysterious atmosphere of underground careers, witness of several centuries of history and whose ochre- colored stones were used for the construction of the religious monuments and the prestigious buildings composing the surrounding cities. 

 It is also in the shade of the old limestone quarries transformed into cellars that the world famous red wines mature slowly.

In the light of the day or the shelter of the undergrounds, the region’s inheritance is fascinating just like its red wines of great elegance and smoothness, which I invite you to taste.
  • PROGRAMME
  • CHATEAUX
  • OPTIONS

Hotel pick up in Bordeaux or surroundings 9:30 am 

 Drop off at your hotel 6:00 - 6:30 pm

Morning  

-Visit of an outstanding Chateau in the Fronsac wine appellation. This impressive castle was constructed on the remains of a fortified tower built by Charlemagne and offers a breathtaking view over the Dordogne valley. The powerful fruity red wines of the château are aged in amazing underground limestone galleries.

- Driven sightseeing tour of the Pomerol wine appellation and introduction to its most famous properties

- Lunch in a gastronomic restaurant on the outskirts of Saint-Emilion

Afternoon

- Guided tour of the underground heritage of Saint-Emilion, in the heart of the subterranean rock and its secret galleries (hermitage of the Emilion monk, chapel of the Trinity, catacombs and monolithic church). / Duration 45 min.

- Visit of a Great Classified Growth of Saint Emilion during which you will discover a unique network of underground quarries and caves. This exceptional journey below ground and through time is punctuated with fascinating tales, sights and exhibit sequences and ends with a tasting of two wines of the property.
Or
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Visit of a small family run property, a Classified Growth which possesses magnificent monolith caves where red wines will be matured with care. You will be warmly welcomed by the owner who will share with you his family know how and will invite you taste the fruity delicately woody red wines of his property.

 

Wineries usually visited for that tour depending on availability:

Appellation Saint Emilion

- Chateau Villemaurine
- Chateau Cardinal de Villemaurine
- Chateau Clos des Menuts
- Chateau Beauséjour-Bécot
- Château Clos Fourtet
- Château Clos de la Madeleine

Appellation Fronsac

- Château de La Rivière

Appellation Bordeaux

- Cloître des Cordeliers

 



- Guided tour of the underground heritage of Saint-Emilion, in the heart of the subterranean rock and its secret galleries (hermitage of the Emilion monk, chapel of the Trinity, catacombs and monolithic church). / 5,25 €-7,50 € / - 12 years : free 

 

Please contact me directly for any further information and for prices  

 

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