We began in Bordeaux on the day of a huge wine festival,2 enjoying local wine and the best sunset of our trip. The following day, we explored Saint-Émilion, an ancient city dating back to prehistoric times. We explored Roman ruins, sampled more local wine (of course), confused a cat, and visited a nearby market town with friends.
We bought homemade, herb-encrusted saucisson from a little girl,3 got lost on country roads, found out everything we needed to know about 17th century architecture and the local theatre industry, had a conversation about pesto with a chef, and enjoyed the mintiest mint chocolate chip ice cream that I have ever tasted.4
Obviously you should visit Saint-Émilion for the architecture, wine, food, historic landmarks,5 and beautiful vistas, but don’t forget to sample the ice cream!
Special bonus photos…
- Really. There were miles and miles of grape vines surrounding the house. Finding our way home each day was confusing. [↩]
- Although every day may be a wine festival in Bordeaux. [↩]
- This lasted the next week, at least, and was delicious every time. [↩]
- There were even flecks of mint in the ice cream. [↩]
- It is a world heritage site, after all. [↩]