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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
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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A different church experience

This structure is so different from the many architecturally special churches and cathedrals of France and other European countries. Carved out of the limestone cliff in the 12th... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This structure is so different from the many architecturally special churches and cathedrals of France and other European countries. Carved out of the limestone cliff in the 12th century, you are left to marvel at just how the construction was conceived and completed. There's hardly any ornamentation or artwork to see, it's the sheer size and scale of the excavation... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

This medieval church is amazing with its beautiful stained glass windows and other treasures. Be sure and take a tour so you can go to the underground church. The tour is needed because the gates are locked and entry is only by a special key. Built from limestone, some of the paintings were not discovered until years ago when cleaning... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

An amazing structure - beautiful stained glass windows. Built in medieval times, this structure has stood the test of time very well.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

The underground of St Emilion is nothing special, if you compare it with other beautiful places in France, or with other underground systems in Europe.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Very special. Not to be missed. Take the local city tour, they will tell you all about it. And it is closed by key, if you do not have a guide, it will be hard to get in

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This church is simply stunning. Saint Emilion is beautiful everywhere you turn, but would not be the same without this church

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

this church is very impressive because of the construction . unique in Europe , The private guide was excellent and we got very funny stories and, secrets from the past

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

during a stroll in the village, your attention is distracted by the huge offering of wine shops, so monuments are all a bit overwhelmed and affaced from your experience. come here for the village and the wine, not fot the single monuments

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This Church is well worth a visit . It dates back to the C 12 and is carved underground from one piece of limestone . The tour booked via the tourist office is interesting . Some nights at 10 pm the monks chant in the undeground church and it is really charming .

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Spent a good 20 minutes here just before having lunch, amazing views from the top, a classic 360 panoramic view of all the surrounding areas. Highly worth the money!

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