Exploring St. Emilion is best by foot. There are narrow paved streets called tetres and small flights of steps called escalates which make it a bit hard to travel any other way.
Bring some good walking shoes as St. Emilion is an elavate town and can only be reached by foot.
As we had hired a car for the week we would be traveling around France, we were able to arrive and leave at our lesiure.
We arrived by car by late morning and spent the whole afternoon visiting the town.
While we were staying in St Ferme we visited many of the local area towns including this one. Having rented a car in Den Haag this was our method of travel.
Parking was not a problem although I believe we found the only free lot in town. We did have to park outside town and walk in and up. And up.
There are buses only up to Libourne, thats why I suggested earlier that you may require a rented car from Bordeaux. Am not very certain of getting a hired car from Libourne, but its not worth trying. Just get a car rental at Bordeaux.
If you do a close up on this picture, you are going to see the French version of the high speed train generally referred to as the TGV.
Paris is 3hours by TGV that is Paris - Libourne.
Libourne Station 7km, Paris-Bordeaux-Toulouse line.
Saint -Emilion station (Bordeaux-Libourne-Salart line by TER) 4 trains.
When you come from the most common direction to St-Emilion (Bordeaux, Bergerac direction) you?ll find that there are 2 parking places. But for both you need to pay. If you drive up and at the end of the town turn right into a small street that seems to take you back along the village, you?ll find at the end of this street a free parking place just outside Porte Brunet.
There is no other way to get here, than by private arrangements. I will recommend highly going to this village in a hired car having arrived Bordeaux by Air, TGV or By Bus.
Its fun to do.