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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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Beautiful beyond description - everything is top notch in Saint Emilion we love it - been there twice once for the day - then stayed for 6 nights - glorious all day long but more... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Beautiful beyond description - everything is top notch in Saint Emilion we love it - been there twice once for the day - then stayed for 6 nights - glorious all day long but more so when all tourists leave early evening and we had all the lit up monuments all for ourselves

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

While the ordinary tourists crawl the wine shops they miss the real St Emilion. Go on an underground tour where it all is only via the tourist office. You will be amazed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

It is truly amazing how this church was carved out of a monolithic stone. The tour is very well done and informative.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We had a very enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide, and this is really an exciting and interesting attraction. The guide told us that the bell tower is so heavy that the church could be in danger of collapsing, but they have tried to solve it by strengthening the columns.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

A must do visit. Excellent tour guide through an amazing piece of subterranean architecture. Unfortunately though, the spire was closed! But the view from Le Tour du Roi was some compensation.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

I only had time for a quick ascent up the ~200 steps up the spire to get the bird's eye view of the village, well worth the effort. Only cost €1.50. Others said the underground visit & tour was worthwhile also. You won't be disappointed by the views.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

This tour was really nice. However nothing great about the church apart from it being a monolithic church. Go to the tourist office and book your tour from there. by booking the tour with the tourist office is the only way you can enter the church. If you are staying there then this could be one of the things you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Opening hours are scattered. And you can't take pictures in the dark spaces. But you'll get a feel for the subterranean depths in the crypt like vault. Good luck and enjoy!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Don't miss this if you are in St. Emilion. For 7.50 Euros they have a tour - go to the tour office and sign up.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We visited the tourist office in St Emillion and purchased our tickets to visit the catacombs beneath the church in the main village square. Hard to believe what is underfoot. Tells the story of St Emillion and the grotto where he lived circa 850. Really interesting and informative guide - make sure you get the English tour.

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Additional Information about Saint-Emilion Monolithic Church

Address: Place des Creneaux, 33330 Saint-Emilion, France
Phone Number: +33 5 57 55 28 28
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Aquitaine  >  Gironde  >  Saint-Emilion

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