To discover the Saint Emilion vineyard, the Hostellerie de Plaisance offers a private initiation to the Ecole du vin and visits of prestigious vineyards (upon booking), Château Pavie, Château Beauséjour Duffaut Lagarosse, Couvent des Jacobins, Château La Gaffelière, Château Le Chatelet, Château Figeac, Château Troplong Mondot, Château Fonplégade…All these castles open their doors to amateurs of precious amateurs.
Athletes can enjoy the Grand Saint-Emilion Golf Club.
A five star golf course located near St Emilion and designed by one of the best architects in the world, Tom Doak. This exceptional course unfolds in a valley fringed by centenary oak trees, framed by vineyards and located just 6 miles from the village of Saint Emilion. A new experience in France that combines the “art de vivre à la française” with the British way of playing golf.
No artificial earth movement was created, holes follow one another in the most natural and free flowing way; such is Tom Doak’s talent for the routing plan.
Fascinating visits in the monolith church about the catacombs’ secrets are organized.
On the artistic plan, other than Bordeaux’s proximity, a few festivals are popular: Philosophia in May for the pleasure of learning and understanding, Fest’arts in August, in Libourne, celebrates the street arts. Each year, the Producers Union welcomes artists for residence.
And let’s not forget the Saint-Emilion Jazz Festival on July 19th and 20th 2014 that allows you to taste great wines in a shadowed park while listening to music, this year, we savour You Sun Nah’s voice, with Ulf Wakenius guitar. July 19th at 9pm - Château Pavie - http://www.saint-emilion-jazz-festival.com