Eglise monolithe Saint-Jean, Aubeterre-sur-Dronne

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Eglise monolithe Saint-Jean is an underground church that was discovered in 1958. The necropolis here contains over 80 sarcophagi. The main nave of the cave is roughly 20 m (66 ft) by 15 m (49 ft), and is surrounded by galleries on three sides. These monolithic galleries are accessible through staircases carved into the rock. The town surrounding this obscure church is known for its old world charm, and dates back to 1004 CE. Put Eglise monolithe Saint-Jean on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Aubeterre-sur-Dronne tour planner.
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  • Every now and then you get to a place that is truly unique...well there's supposed to be another church carved out of stone (top down)...exquisite...impressive. Leaves you in awe. Doesn't take long; t...  more »
  • place exotic, it is a quite remarkable building that is worth trying. Located in a charming typical village, ranked among the most beautiful villages of France
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  • One of two Cave churches we saw in France so far. This one is off the beaten path in a really pretty town. It's privately owned and there is a small entrance fee that comes with an audio guide. A visi...  more »
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  • This church has been carved out of the cliff, and definitely worth a visit. Take the time to visit all the corners of the cavity, not forgetting to get on top, impressive gallery and giving an overview.
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  • Things to do. Majestic grandeur. Beautiful in feeling spiritual. Silence is in the respect for the beauty that offers itself to us.
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  • A church hewn in the rock. It is a site pretty fascinating and original in its development and its history. The visit is done by audioguide (several possible languages) and lasts about 1/2 hour. A site to see. In addition the municipality of Aubeterre is on a cliff and is quite pretty with other things to see, and allows you to bathe in the river dronne with a beach accessible to all.
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  • Very good reception, and the site is impressive. Worth a look, as would say Bibendum. the Village is also very beautiful.
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