President Putin with Saint Emilion Mayor Jacques Goudineau. To the right is Gironde Department Sub-Prefect Roland Mouchel-Blaisot.
Mr and Mrs Putin took a guided tour of St. Emilion, located 50 km from Bordeaux.
St. Emilion, with a population of just over 2,000, is renowned for its unique architectural design, primarily a monolithic church carved out of limestone. The Saint Emilion vineyards are included on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
State Visit to France
February 10 − 12, 2003