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One of the largest European churches built underground, Monolithic Church of Saint-Emilion was hewn, starting in the ninth century, from a single rock. This UNESCO World Heritage site was named for the Benedictine monk Emilion, who lived there as a hermit and performed miracles. The church was built by his followers over three centuries. While Emilion was never formally made a saint by the Catholic church, locals included "saint" in the name out of respect for the monk. You can tour the church, including its caves and bell tower, which offers views of the city and gorgeous vineyards. Plan your Monolithic Church of Saint-Emilion visit and explore what else you can see and do in Saint-Emilion using our Saint-Emilion trip itinerary app.
Tours to Monolithic Church of Saint-Emilion
BOOK WITH VIATOR Morning in Saint-Emilion with visit to the castle and wine tasting
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BOOK WITH VIATOR PRIVATE St Emilion Classified Growth Bordeaux wine tour
Duration: 5h - 9h
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BOOK WITH VIATOR Saint-Emilion Small Group Day Tour with Wine Tastings & Lunch
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BOOK WITH VIATOR Enjoy Saint-Emilion with a Wine Tasting in 5 hours. Keep Cool and Discover
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BOOK WITH VIATOR Lalande-de-Pomerol visit to Chatonnet vineyards
Duration: 1h 30min
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BOOK WITH VIATOR Bordeaux wineries visit with tasting from San Sebastian
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Monolithic Church of Saint-Emilion reviews
While I understand that I am in France, when a website states that the languages offered are in English, French and Spanish, and that also a written translation is available, I would expect to have...
While I understand that I am in France, when a website states that the languages offered are in English, French and Spanish, and that also a written translation is available, I would expect to have... more »
Not only does little Saint-Emilion have 7 Michelin-starred restaurants, but it also has the largest underground church in Europe. It is easy to find it by the 53-meter bell tower visible from...
Not only does little Saint-Emilion have 7 Michelin-starred restaurants, but it also has the largest underground church in Europe. It is easy to find it by the 53-meter bell tower visible from... more »
Beautiful church and when we were there a market was running just outside on the grounds. Plenty of people wandering and enjoying what was on offer. The cathedral itself is worth a visit, as it was quite stunning inside. The market had everything from bread and cheese to oysters and beer. The market is just down and around a hallway, so not very spacious, but a great experience.
AMAZING CHURCH INSIDE, GREAT VIEWS OUTSIDE Stunning centerpiece of the town of Saint Emilion, it's the landmark that you'll remember. The church inside is beautiful and on a sunny day, the sun streams in through the stained glass windows. Beautiful to look at on the inside, it also has some amazing medieval cloisters that you can walk around. The views and pictures that you'll get from it are amazing and there's a lookout point just outside that you will be able to see the whole town from. You can really feel what life is really like in the middle of the French countryside from here. Really amazing experience if you come here.
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