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. A visit to Eglise monolithe Saint-Jean represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Aubeterre-sur-Dronne online attractions planner to plot your vacation.
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  • One of the largest "cave churches" in Europe. It is hewn from the rock and rises to great height with balconies overlooking the central area. There are a lot of interesting features and the audio tour...  more »
  • This certainly is a must to visit if you are anywhere near Aubeterre in the Dordogne. If you look above at the cliffs that surround the church you will then see how tall the church is. However when yo...  more »
  • Really to see this unique place, a white Church dug 17 m high and its believe. You will not regret!
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  • Spectacular. Very special place. How on earth did those stonemason carve out that massive church out of the rock! Incredible.
  • This place has an eerie, unique vibe and is one of the only churches carved into rock in France.
  • Special Church dug up and down in the rock. Visit the crypt and more. Guide hostess at the top.
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  • Very beautiful church. Do not miss. ..
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  • A church entirely underground, very surprising, to visit, even with curious children!
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