La Terrasse Rouge -----
At Château la Dominique, with lovely views over the vineyards, this is a bustling brassiere on the roof to its winery. Great wine, food, and views, don't forget your sunglasses or a hat.
Book in advance 05 57 24 47 05
Le Clos Miranda, Montagne St Emilion. -------www.leclosmirande.com
A gastronomic restaurant with bistro side, lovely for lunch with tables in the garden or an elegant gastronomic dinner in the evening. The chef trained in London at La Gavroche.
Book in advance 05 57 74 50 16
L'Atelier de Candale ------- firstname.lastname@example.org
Just outside Saint Emilion overlooking the valley, this elegant restaurant serves a lunch menu of 3 courses or a gastronomic menu. sit outside on the terrace and enjoy the view.
Book in advance 05 57 24 15 45
Cafe Cuisine, Branne --------- www.facebook.com/caffe.cusisine
Just the other side of St Emilion in the valley next to the river, with a small busy terrace atmospheric interior, large côté de bœuf and chips, for those hungry males! Good lunchtime menu, a la carte menu in the evening.
In St Emilion
L'Envers du Décors ------www.envers-dudecors.com
A busy brassiere with a great atmosphere. It has an enclosed courtyard, excellent fish, duck & steaks.
Book an early lunch /dinner 05 57 74 48 31
Logis de Cadène ------- www.logisdelacadene.fr
One Michelin starred restaurant, superb wine list, delicious food and a vine-clad terrace halfway down a very steep cobbled hill, so flat shoes! A wonderful spot for a romantic dinner book ahead..... 05 57 24 71 40
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There are lots of other restaurants in St Emilion for you to discover so just enjoy walking around before you choose.
The King's tower in St Emilion will keep them busy for a while, ask the tourists office for a children's information pack, this will keep them interested. The best place to eat with kids is the Pizza place by the old wash house, get there early.
If you want to have a chilled moment the Le Cordelière is a lovely place to sit and sip fizz, which they make on site( the tour is worth it) and the kids can sit on the grass and play.
A family day out..........
The Lac de Garson, 24610 Villefranche-longchat. tel 0553825315
This is a large swimmable lake about 30 mins drive with a beach, cafe, loo's, picnic area and canoes and lifeguards. It's worth a day out if you have little ones.
Le lac du Daugue, and its Splash park and restaurant La Grand Cafe, great place for the kids to really let of steam or take a 5k walk around the lake which should take just over an hour!
Vertigo is new in Libourne with a choice of Bowling, Lazer Park and/or Trampoline park ( over 5's only*) and situated just by the train station, it's easy to get to by car or by train. There's also a beer bar and Restaurant H4
* For the under 5-year-olds there is a Yupee park ( soft play area) just next door
If you are here in August Libourne hosts one of the biggest Street art entertainment festivals FEST'ART for 3 days, normally the first weekend but check with the tourist office or look out for the posters. It's great fun if not a little mad!