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Saint-Emilion Monolithic Church

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Address: Place des Creneaux, 33330 Saint-Emilion, France
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+33 5 57 55 28 28
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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 Church with a great history!

We did a tour of the Church and the monument. Walked through the catacombs and learned the story of Saint Emilion. We were on a Bordeaux 3 day City Pass and it included the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Port Moody, Canada
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Port Moody, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We did a tour of the Church and the monument. Walked through the catacombs and learned the story of Saint Emilion. We were on a Bordeaux 3 day City Pass and it included the tour at no charge. We took the train from Bordeaux - 30 minutes and 9.50 euros each way. We gave ourselves 6 hours in Saint Emilion... More 

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Manly, Australia
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Unfortunately I missed the English tour so I went on the French one and was given a transcript. The guide seemed to be very knowledgeable and she spoke slowly and clearly so I could pick up on some of the stuff she was saying. The church is amazing, even if I couldn't understand a single word it would have been... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

If you are visiting the border region be sure to stop and visit Saint Emillion. The shadows were wonderful, the integrity of the town attitudes charm and there are many quaint inns and B&Bs to stay in the area.

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Lima , Peru
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Near the hotel, there aré severals good restaursnts in the area, and wineries to show excellents wines.

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Warsaw, Poland
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The visit to Saint Emilion is of course all about wine testing and dinner but it is also worth devoting an hour or two to visit wonderful sights. Be aware Saint-Émilion's history goes back to prehistoric times and is a UNESCO World Heritage with fascinating churches, narrow streets and very old town. Monolithic Church dates back from medieval time, was... More 

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Monument, Colorado
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful little visit. It wraps around you and lifts the town up that makes you feel embraced by the warmth of the region. This doesn't take long and below there is a little square that you can truly feel like a local.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth the visit, just remember that the English tours leave once a day only. The underground church is amazing!

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Grand belltower with a grand view! World Heritage listed. It "towers" (excuse the pun) high above the church which is buried in the rocks beneath. A beautiful icon on the Horizon. 1746.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

St Emilion is a picture book town surrounded by vine yards, wonderful country side - the church is something very special. You can only get in as part of a conducted tour, you cannot take photographs inside. Get a private tour or join a group and marvel at the subterranean structure.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Impressive architecture surrounds dating back to the Roman Empire. More wine shops that there are people, so we shipped a case home for later :-)

Thank Ron J

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