In the distance is Chateau Yquem. They are known for their wines and a bottle could set you back 500€. My father loved this wine and named his first sailboat the Yquem. No one could pronounce it so boats that followed had more conventional names! The Chateau sits on land that provides the perfect temperatures for grape growing, and thus the fruit grown here is of the highest quality.
We traveled on the Garonne and Dordogne rivers, both of which appear very muddy due to the tides that sweep in and out, stirring up the silt at the mouth of the river and carrying it upriver. Along the banks of the river one sees many fishing huts. These are built on stilts and often have nets suspended above the water.
|Image from the Internet. I know I took pictures of several of the fishing huts...|
but I just couldn't find them.
Then it was on to Bourg, and then to St. Émilion, where a Briton monk of that name fled religious persecution. It is also the site of a monolithic church, partially carved into the rock, dating from the 12th century. We had a tour of the church, but photos are not allowed. The structure is truly amazing!
Thugs os the gate that enters into the cave that St. Emilion lived in, and the entrance to the church.