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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  • This is a great experience. I have taken several sets of family and friends to this place as it so unusual. Steep climb to the top not suitable for anyone with walking difficulties.  more »
  • Located in a wonderful village full of charm, it's a visist to do and really surpprenante.
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  • This cave Church, where rather Cathedral, is worth the journey alone. It is completely amazing and mesmerizing.
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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.
  • Visit with a very interesting guide, enjoy also the guide to visit the rest of the village. We had the chance to be able to access the castle garden thanks to him with increasingly are comments of a true enthusiast. Great day.
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  • Building beautiful and surprising. Only downside: the audioguide that sometimes goes too fast.
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  • It's amazing what men have done! Especially in the name of a religion (they are capable of the worst as the best). It is a must see.
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