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Saint-Emilion Monolithic Church

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Address: Place des Creneaux, 33330 Saint-Emilion, France
Phone Number: +33 5 57 55 28 28
Description: A HIDDEN HERITAGE, UNIQUE IN EUROPE In this 45 minutes long tour, your...
A HIDDEN HERITAGE, UNIQUE IN EUROPE In this 45 minutes long tour, your guide makes you discover Saint-Emilion’s underground heritage. From the monk Emilion’s story, between truth and legend, to the carving of the surprising monolithic church, walk through several centuries of history. Your guide, only holder of the keys, opens the monuments’ doors and shares their secrets ! Observe the details of the Trinity Chapel’s paintings and discover the mysterious catacombs and the Hermitage… A historical summary within four essential monuments.
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get the keys to go up the tower, well worth the 200 steps. people were very helpful in telling your where to go and what to do

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

get the keys to go up the tower, well worth the 200 steps. people were very helpful in telling your where to go and what to do

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

My mother and I have been back twice to Saint-Emilion town and Church. To see something hand carved out of solid rock is phenomenal. The arches that support the roof are astounding. We have had an English speaking guide both times who have been most helpful and didn't rush us through. The town with its cobbled streets were fun to... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I went with my wife and our baby. They speak only in french and you don't see anything special. Waste of time in my opinion.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

If you love architecture then you'll enjoy this. Built between the 11th and 15th century the church has both romanesque and gothic styles and is built uniquely. The top has a nice lookout where you can see most of the city. We came here with a wine tour group and didn't expect to see any churches as part of the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Certain days, the guide only speak in french. You can go on the tour but if your English speaking, they provide you with a paper full of highlights... Tour seemed to lag, as we would read faster than the guide spoke. She make no effort to make sure we understood or asked if we had questions

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

The Benedictine monks who were the inspiration for this church carved out of solid rock forming Europe’s largest monolithic cathedral should be canonized. This is truly an amazing building and one which must be seen to be believed. No photos allowed inside - but photos would not do it justice anyway.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

a church built in the rock inside one of the nicest French medieval village, definitely a place to visit

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Longueuil, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The only way to visit the church is by a guided tour. You need to reserve when you get to the city. The church is carved in the mountain and it`s amaizing to think that this was all dug by hand. Unfortunately you are not allowed to take pictures in the chirch itself. Even if you could it is simply... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Wow - what a great church - carved underground and a special place. We had done and ample of cathedrals and churches & I really didn't want to see another church, but my wife really wanted to see it, so I begrudgedly went! Best move ever. NB: I think they only do one tour in English - get your tickets... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

A small village town we found by accident (and so glad we did). Walled town walking entry down to the church and town square where you can enjoy a relaxing meal in this picturesque setting. Lots of wines to taste and enjoy.

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