20ème anniversaire de l'inscription de la juridiction de Saint-Emilion

20th anniversary of the inscription of the Jurisdiction of Saint-Émilion on the UNESCO World Heritage list

In Gironde close to Bordeaux, Saint-Émilion boasts a worldwide reputation for its castles and its wines, which was enriched even more so 20 years ago when its Jurisdiction’s cultural landscapes were listed by UNESCO as World Heritage. This exceptional acknowledgement will be celebrated over 3 days through a unique programme of events, from 28 to 30 June 2019.

Why not take advantage of this celebration to come and visit, if you’ve never been here before. The assets of the 8 municipalities making up the Jurisdiction of Saint-Émilion will be showcased through a host of convivial, fun-for-all events: wines, gastronomy, heritage, biodiversity (the Dordogne River is designated a World Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO), etc. through concerts, conferences, walking tours, visits, markets, etc.

Celebrations will kick off on Friday evening with a huge guinguette-style banquet, with music, on the shores of the Dordogne River in Vignonet, and will end on Sunday in Saint-Émilion with the torchlight procession of the Jurats (local aldermen) and a gigantic fireworks display.

Insider favourites:

  • because wine is centre-staged, the 7 tastings included in the Saint-Émilion Fête le Vin pass (Wine festival pass which includes a special 20th anniversary vintage wine), open days at castles and their events, as well as the recreation of the Saint-Émilion Jurade’s fire-branded ‘vinetier’ with which barrels of wine deemed worthy to be labelled Saint-Émilion were stamped;
  • concerts on the Main Stage (Saint-Emilion Jazz Festival), in the streets and along with tasting sessions at Château Monlot;
  • the curious “Tétrodon” project (link: https://www.saintemilion-unesco.com/project/le-projet-tetrodon/)
  • philosophical walks and night-time strolls,
  • and, of course, all the wonderful encounters which festivities promote!

To find out more
https://www.saintemilion-unesco.com/

To prepare your stay
http://www.saint-emilion-tourisme.com/uk/
https://www.gironde-tourisme.fr/##

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from June 28 to June 30

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