|Saint-Emilion was the first really "touristy" place we visited. After being the only visitors at the more obscure sites we were suddenly caught up with coachloads of visitors swarming up and down cobbled streets, confronted with souvenir stalls and wine cellars/sellers on every corner. There was even a Japanese (?) couple having their wedding photos taken with the spectacular backdrop of the cathedral and the old walls. We seem to have taken only photos of rooftops which gives no idea of the town at all. Most of the interesting visits had to be booked through the tourist office which closed between 12.30 and 2.00 for lunch. Then there was a limit on number in the groups so we did not get to any visits. Used the local guide map to find our way around the town which has some pretty corners.The over-priced restaurants were chock-a-block but we settled for a selection of pate and cheese in a little park next to the city wall. Carparking was pay by the hour and once our time was up we left - a bit unsatisfied that we had not got the best of the place.