The medieval village of Saint-Emilion, nestled in the heart of the world-famous Bordeaux wine region, is the ultimate destination for wine lovers. Its vineyards are inscribed to the UNESCO World Heritage List.
While wine tours and tastings are naturally de rigueur for connoisseurs, if you have a sweet tooth, this is your chance to taste the famous Saint-Emilion macaron. The recipe is so secret, only one person alive today can access it. Beyond things to eat and drink, historic sites you must visit include the Cordeliers Cloister and the 12th century Monolithic Church.
Where is it? Ideally, fly directly into Bordeaux. If you are heading to the region via Paris, you can take the two-hour, 30-minute TGV train. From Bordeaux, it's a short car ride away.