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Saint Emilion

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Saint Emilion is a medieval town in Gironde department of France's Aquitaine region.

Located 35 km north-est of Bordeaux, Saint Emilion stands magnificently on top of the hill overlooking the Dordogne valley. The town is an incredible open-air museum with medieval ambience and its bars, restaurants, wine shops, etc. The most surprising remains are doubtless its underground monuments: a unique monilithic church, more than 70 hectares of underground quarries.

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From Bordeaux, you can easily get to Saint Emilion by Train. The train takes about 40 - 45mins, around €9 one way (as at Nov 2013) and the station is about 1km from the town centre. There are also infrequent bus (bus 302) [1] travel from Quniconces and drops you just outside the town, but takes about 1.5hrs.

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