On my last post, I failed to make an introduction to this series of travel photos. So, briefly: the man and I went on a camping road trip in Europe for the month of June. We landed in Paris and then headed to Basque Country in the south west and towards Spain, then we continued around the Mediterranean and stopped in France again, then Tuscany, Venice, Austria and then back to France. After visiting the greenery of Alsace we headed back to Paris.
Our first stop was basically just a one night stop-over in the town of Tours. The next day we explored Saint-Émilion on the way to our campsite near Dax. I’d been to Saint-Émilion before and had really enjoyed the quaint town. Since it was just about on our route, we had a wonderful extended lunch time there.
The town’s small, steep cobbled streets and old churches give it a medieval charm. Central attractions appear to be the wine caves with wine tastings, visiting the tallest church steeple, the The King’s Tower and eating at the restaurants in the courtyard area below the steeple. It is easy to reach by train (find free parking near the train station) and it is situated on a little bit of a cliff with a view of the surrounding vineyards. The Romans planted vines here from as early as 2AD.