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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  • Definitely one to see. You don't see places like this everyday. It's awe inspiring. Lovely and cool inside on a hot day. Not sure how elderly people or those with very young would manage as it's quick...  more »
  • Interesting experience in visiting this church which is very ancient and well worth a visit. This is a huge chamber carved out of rock with a gallery which is up a steep stair case. Not ornate like a ...  more »
  • I wouldn't get too ecstatic about this place because it's basically one room with a stone balustrade and a crypt and you pay 6 euros for the privilege and I think we were there for 20-30mins tops. Qui...  more »
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  • This place has an eerie, unique vibe and is one of the only churches carved into rock in France.
  • It is a unique and great place! to do absolutely very simple but so great. Adult: € 6 children up to 7 years: free for children 8 to 12 years: €2 for schools, students, disabled persons: €3
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  • Church cave with crypt and graveyard Interior dug into the Hill dominated by the old Castle. 12th original S approximately. In the heart of one of the most beautiful villages of France. See also 20kms GURAT and his cave Church of the 11/12th S.
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  • It is a spectacular place, a church carved into the rock that supports a castle, stroll the interior is an unforgettable experience. The village is beautiful, both the streets and its pretty business. There is a place where auto caravan camping and overnight free of charge, in addition to having an area to empty the dirty water and refuel (also free)
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  • Spectacular place! Whether this monolithic Church and the village is very nice.
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