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Cloitre des Cordeliers

2 bis Rue de la Porte-Brunet, 33330 Saint-Emilion, France
+33 5 57 24 42 13
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Calmness of the Place

A phenomenal place that made it one of preserved area of SE to be proclaimed one of the UNESCO’s... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Jun J
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New York City, New York
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Sorry we didn't stay longer!

We took the (sparkling) wine tour here that was interesting with a tasting of 3 different sparkling... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
WinnieacreZZ
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Ireland
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Now a listed Historical Monument and UNESCO World Heritage site, the CORDELIERS cloister is one of Saint-Emilion's most popular tourist attractions. This perfectly preserved example of late Romanesque architecture is one of the medieval village's most picturesque locations. The grounds of the cloister also include a large garden with leafy avenues, prized for its timeless charm and profound sense of calm. Writer Maurice Graterolle penned a panegyric to this haven of peace in the XIXth century, and the cloister was also used as the inspiration for a major production at the Opéra in Paris. The cloister has also made a few appearances on film, featuring prominently in the Brigitte Bardot vehicle 'La mariée est trop belle'.
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2 bis Rue de la Porte-Brunet, 33330 Saint-Emilion, France
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A phenomenal place that made it one of preserved area of SE to be proclaimed one of the UNESCO’s heritage sites. There is a feel of calmness in here.

Thank Jun J
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the (sparkling) wine tour here that was interesting with a tasting of 3 different sparkling wines at the end. The trip through the old cellars can be a bit chilly especially on a hot day so a wrap is a good thing to...More

Thank WinnieacreZZ
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

How can you charge 10 euros for a glass of wine made in your backyard. Why is the wine made in that region more expensive there than anywhere else in the world. The garden is nice tough and the staff was polite

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Cordeliers on Sunday after having read reviews regarding their sparkling wine and picnic/ basket feature. The initial buildings are lovely and well kept, however the majority of the grounds is grass at the back with random tables and chairs. That back area wasn’t...More

Thank Hiral P
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CORDELIERS L, Communication at Cloitre des Cordeliers, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Hiral P, We are sorry that you do not like the setting, in question, the renovation of the cloister. But we invite you to come back to discover the places during the total reopening in order to appreciate a more authentic and traditional environment....More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Cloitre des Cordelier is on the way out of the church. It's interesting to walk through on your way out of the church. When we visited there was a group of school children on a class trip. It was nice to see that visiting...More

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CORDELIERS L, Communication at Cloitre des Cordeliers, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello 33travelr2010, We are delighted to know that you enjoyed your visit to our cloister. We hope to be able to welcome you again. Les Cordeliers' team.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really part of the church next door and not an attraction in its own right. It is nice and you would visit as part of the overall trip.More

Thank PatrickCalry
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CORDELIERS L, Communication at Cloitre des Cordeliers, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello PatrickCalry, Our cloister is a place of relaxation where you can relax with a glass of sparkling wine or a packed lunch. Nevertheless you can make a commented tour of our galleries and underground cellars to discover the history of the Cordeliers and apprehend...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's free- walk in and out through gift shop and look around (American style!) The smal arched ruin is impressive but not much else to see. There is wine tasting and I only read that you are able to purchase a picnic hamper lunch and...More

Thank Lynne M
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CORDELIERS L, Communication at Cloitre des Cordeliers, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello Lynne M, the whole team appreciates to know that you liked the architecture of the cloister and hope to see you again at the end of the renovation so that you can enjoy the setting enjoying our sparkling wine. Les Cordeliers.

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Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile

Saint-Emilion is such a lovely place! And if you like sparkling wine and history and sipping bubbles in a peaceful garden -- this is your place.

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CORDELIERS L, Communication at Cloitre des Cordeliers, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello Liz B, The whole cloister team is delighted to know that you enjoyed the place and the traditional wine! Looking forward to seeing you soon. The Cordeliers team.

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Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

Recommended by our B&B host for a picnic lunch and it was fantastic. Probably one of the most memorable experiences of our trip. The food was top notch and the garden sunny and inviting. You have to take time out and enjoy the sites with...More

Thank Boscoeurotraveler
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CORDELIERS L, Communication at Cloitre des Cordeliers, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2018

Hello Boscoeurotraveler, Thank you for submitting an opinion on our establishment. The entire Cordeliers team is delighted to hear that you love our cloister and the wine we offer. We will welcome you again with great pleasure. Les Cordeliers.

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Reviewed 30 April 2018

We had a lovely tour of the 3 km cellars and learnt about the making of the Bordeaux cremant. A lovely place to sit in the courtyard and garden to drink the cremant. Picnic was also available but we had so much to do we...More

Thank maricarjagger
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CORDELIERS L, Communication at Cloitre des Cordeliers, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2018

Hello mariacarjagger, The team is glad to know that you enjoyed your visit to the cloister. We hope to see you again soon to taste the packed lunch. Les Cordeliers

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