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Saint-Emilion Monolithic Church

Place des Creneaux, 33330 Saint-Emilion, France
+33 5 57 55 28 28
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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 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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Place des Creneaux, 33330 Saint-Emilion, France
+33 5 57 55 28 28
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Beautiful large limestone cathedral at the very top of St. Emilion village. Easy to visit and nearby everything. History and beauty combined.

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

no pictures allowed in the monolithic church but it's jaw dropping when we're in this huge amount of space, dugout because they needed stones to build houses and castles. simple and certainly medieval.

Thank Joseph G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Managed to get the last 8 places in the English language tour. Nice guide. The tour goes into 3 different areas, the first being down underground, the second into a chapel and the third into the underground church itself. Interesting tour but not outstanding. The...More

Thank stevehe159
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The history was amazing. The actual structure is what it was all about and it didn't disappoint. We took the English speaking tour and our French guide did a great job in explaining everything and checking that all the Tour Party were happy with her...More

Thank Baz1M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

With no knowledge of a monolitic church in St Emillion we were delighted that we took the 1 hr tour which was great value at 8 Euros pp. Our guide spoke excellent English and was incredbily knowledgable and engaging.

Thank Gill L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Eight euros per person for the tour and it is absolutely amazing. I believe it was started around 1100. It's a must-see it's a one hour tour in the tour guide was very knowledgeable. We did it in English. You're not allowed to take pictures.

Thank jill4272015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spectacular tour of the underground monolithic church. Just one hour long with lots of learning. Make sure you arrive on time for your tour as the guide is very prompt.

Thank dawndrayton
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Who knew there was a massive church carved into the solid rock in the middle of Saint Emilion? I certainly didn't and finding this place was a big surprise. It is massive and fascinating, and you marvel that such a "building" is even possible. Tours...More

Thank Graeme1212
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited during the heatwave and it so happened to be the hottest day too. This place was so nice and cool, what a great break. Aside from the weather though, the actual history was neat and our tour guide was fabulous, very informative and...More

Thank Viktorya_O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I booked a city tour via the excellent tourist office of Saint-Emilion, part of which took us through some of the subterranean features of this gorgeous mediaeval hill town. The monolithic church was a highlight - beautiful externally, imposing and interesting internally. The tour guide...More

Thank Paul R
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Sofia M
4 May 2017|
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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
19 July 2016|
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Response from Lord M | Reviewed this property |
No. You have yo take a tour.
19 July 2016|
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Response from nancystud | Reviewed this property |
Yes, we walked in fir a bit