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St. Emilion Monolithic Church

Place des Creneaux, 33330 Saint-Emilion, France
+33 5 57 55 28 28
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Churches/ Cathedrals, Caverns/ Caves
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Wommelgem, Antwerpen, Belgium
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

This ^place is worth visiting and is very special and seems to be the location of the jurade nominations.

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Ascot, United Kingdom
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

I had A lovely day sight seeing with my family and we all enjoyed seeing the many wine shops run by different chateaus then wandering through the town a visit to the church, plus a very nice meal in one of the restaurants to finish off a perfect day a must to visit.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Definitely recommend if you like heritage and want a break from all the caves! Apparently only c. 1 in 10 visitors do take the tour, which was in English with a very enthusiastic, English guide. Chapel of the Trinity, Catacombs and St.Emilion's Hermitage are interesting and you feel the history, but the actual monolithic church is the highlight. Carved from... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

an amazing sight and bursting with history. It is breathtaking to think of the labour that wnet in to its construction. A must-see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

A stunning church. A magical interior washed with light from the stained glass windows. If you are in St EMilion you have to visit the church. Beautiful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

A peaceful place that evokes faithfulness to God. There is a calming inside garden that reminds of remote monasteries.

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Metz, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We did this 45 minute guided tour conducted in English, and was very impressed. Unfortunately, photography was not permitted in the areas, but it's definitely worth coming in and listening to the guide explain the history, discuss certain possible theories concerning the mural art. (I won't spoil the surprise by going into further details). The French tour an hour before... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I had been to St Emilion many times before but had never visited this hidden treasure. Carved out of the underground rock, it is a unique attraction.

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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We hesitated at first - you can visit only with a groupm and it would take you 1 hour. But in the end we didn't regret! The church is very impressive! Too bad not allowed to take pictures.

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Lovely church with beautiful stained glass and domed ceilings and cloisters. Free entry although donation boxes available. Nice to escape from the hustle and bustle outside and sit in the peace and cool of this sacred space.

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