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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. Make Monolithic Church of Saint-Emilion part of your personalized Saint-Emilion itinerary using our Saint-Emilion trip itinerary app.
Monolithic Church of Saint-Emilion Reviews
Even when it was suppose to ve in french and english guided tour, the Gide decided to speak only in french and he didn’t even tried to speak slowly or try to find out if we were understanding. The... more »
take the 45 minute tour to discover Saint-Emilion’s underground heritage. From monk Emilion’s story to the carving of the beautiful monolithic church. this tour takes you through several centuries of.... more »
Visited The Monolithic Church on vacation in Bordeaux! Absolutely astounding how this was carved out underground. No one was able to take photographs inside. Glad to see measures are underway to preserve this piece of history it was a lifetime experience to explore!
Very interesting medieval, carved, underground church.
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