We have found another place to recommend: Saint-Émilion. We drove there today in less than an hour. If you visit with kids, then you should go for the day. If you visit without kids, then you should stay for a couple of nights.
It is a medieval village in the heart of a famous wine region. It is not a reconstructed medieval village with people in costume. It is a village that for the most part looks like it was built a few hundred years ago. And the main industry is selling wine. Most of the shops in town seem to be wine shops.
Sign in a shop window
The town is also famous for macaroons, a type of cookie. Very yummy.
Most of a macaroon
Additionally, there is Tour de Roy which, unfortunately was closed today. Most of the restaurants were on holiday until the middle of February and the tower was joining them on this.
Tour de Roy
The village is built on a limestone outcropping. One consequence of this is that it is hilly. And since it is a medieval village, a lot of the roads are rough cobblestones - not very stroller-friendly.
Our lunch spot
In spite of many things being closed, it was still fantastic to see. We'll go back again - after the middle of February.