On the edge of the famous vineyards of Saint Emilion (33 Gironde. Nouvelle Aquitaine) to the east of Bordeaux stands the imposing 19th Century Chateau, now a luxury hotel, restaurant and spa: Chateau Hotel Grand Barrail
Situated midway between Libourne (4km) and the pretty medieval city (village) of St Emilion (4km), the Chateau Grand Barrail can offer you exclusive introductions to famous vineyards including Chateau Figeac, whilst offering classy air-conditioned rooms and a gastronomic restaurant.
Saint-Emilion is the oldest wine area of the Bordeaux region and is recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage site: The Ancient Jurisdiction of Saint-Emilion is an outstanding example of an historic vineyard landscape that has survived intact and in activity to the present day.
Viticulture was introduced to this fertile region of Aquitaine by the Romans, and intensified in the Middle Ages. The Saint-Emilion area benefited from its location on the pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela and many churches, monasteries and hospices were built there from the 11th century onwards. It
was granted the special status of a ‘jurisdiction’ during the period of English rule in the 12th century. It is an exceptional landscape devoted entirely to wine-growing, with many fine historic monuments in its towns and villages.
for more info and to check availability at this Saint Emilion hotel see Chateau Hotel Grand Barrail
alternatively try the St Emilion B&B at Chateau Villemaurine
nearest airport: Bordeaux Merignac BOD(30 miles/51km)
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