Friday, May 29, 2009
Poiteau and Aquitaine
It is five hours from Paris to Bordeaux by car, three hours by train (TGV).
Thirty minutes east of Bordeaux is St.Emilion, an ancient village and appellation of a fine red wine and home to several villages. Famous chateaux in the region include Figeac, Cheval Blanc, Margaux, and Ausane. The travel route from Paris puts you on the A10, then a62, and, finally, A89. The official website for St.Emilion is helpful.
There are eight villages ranging in size from just 212 citizens, St. Hippolyte, to over 2000, St. Emilion.
There are quite a few restaurants listed by the official website.
Photo 2007 by Monk-san, as posted by Trip-Advisor.