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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...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Place des Creneaux, 33330 Saint-Emilion, France
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We showed up on a Friday and got on an 1130 tour. There were 30 for a 50 person max tour all of which was given in French. There was an extensive handout in French. The entire visit was 1 hour. If you have real...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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OfficeDeTourismeSE, Estelle Fernandez, Administrative and Quality Assistant at Eglise Monolithe de Saint-Emilion, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hello, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience and interest in the city and its underground monuments. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit. We look forward to welcoming you back to Saint-Emilion! Have a good day ! Estelle...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

St Emilion and it’s tower is a place to visit. Remarkable views, a place where you can touch history!

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Caught the train from Bordeaux main station out to St Emilion. It's a short walk up the hill to the town but with vineyards on either side makes it pleasant. Did the underground tour of the Eglise Monolithe by booking it through the tourist office....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank dac55
OfficeDeTourismeSE, Estelle Fernandez, Administrative and Quality Assistant at Eglise Monolithe de Saint-Emilion, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience and interest in the city and its underground monuments. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit. We look forward to welcoming you back to Saint-Emilion! Have a good day ! Estelle...More

Reviewed November 6, 2018

On our way back to Bordeaux stopped for this tour. Excellent tour guide with much information. So glad we stopped.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 29, 2018 via mobile

Hard to believe they carved it into the rock. Not much to see really other than to marvel at the concept. Best part of the tour was St Emillion chapel and the excellent preserved wall artMore

Date of experience: October 2018
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OfficeDeTourismeSE, Estelle Fernandez, Administrative and Quality Assistant at Eglise Monolithe de Saint-Emilion, responded to this reviewResponded November 7, 2018

Hello, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience and interest in the city and its underground monuments. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit. We look forward to welcoming you back to Saint-Emilion! Have a good day ! Estelle...More

Reviewed October 19, 2018

This underground hermitage was truly unique and interesting. Residence of St-Émilion, it is a mystery that someone would live underground in this manner. We had a guide, which is recommended, because this place is very busy and guides must register and obtain a key to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 16, 2018

Excellent tour guide (Tess) who explained the various underground chambers as well as local history; she had a nice sense of humor and winning way about her. Tickets (9e) are available at the Tourist Office, and at least for our tour, the one in English...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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OfficeDeTourismeSE, Estelle Fernandez, Administrative and Quality Assistant at Eglise Monolithe de Saint-Emilion, responded to this reviewResponded October 17, 2018

Hello, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience and interest in the city and its underground monuments. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit with Tess. We look forward to welcoming you back to Saint-Emilion! Have a good day...More

Reviewed October 14, 2018

We took the tour after a wine tasting we came into town for. Absolutely fascinating and the tour guide was very interesting. Had no idea the nature of what I had walked by several times. Do this if you have a chance.More

Date of experience: September 2018
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OfficeDeTourismeSE, Estelle Fernandez, Administrative and Quality Assistant at Eglise Monolithe de Saint-Emilion, responded to this reviewResponded October 17, 2018

Hello, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience and interest in the city and its underground monuments. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit. We look forward to welcoming you back to Saint-Emilion! Have a good day ! Estelle...More

Reviewed October 13, 2018

This is the largest underground church in Europe. It is located under the Eglise Collegiale de Saint Emilion Church (above-ground). In the 11th century, the excavations transformed the solid rock into a church. The hermit-monk, Emilion, is supposed to have lived here in the area...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed October 11, 2018

Amazing that people were able to excavate this cathedral from the side of a hillside ....which is now underground. Beautiful 12th century murals. A HIDDEN HERITAGE, UNIQUE IN EUROPE In this 45 minutes long tour, your guide makes you discover Saint-Emilion’s underground heritage. From the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Response from John C | Reviewed this property |
Our tour was in English, arranged through the tourist information office in St. Emilion. We booked it in person, however, not via the internet. Their tourism office has a site in English that TripAdvisor rules prohibit me... More
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Response from Lord M | Reviewed this property |
No. You have yo take a tour.
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Response from nancystud | Reviewed this property |
Yes, we walked in fir a bit
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