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Clocher de l'eglise Monolithe, Saint-Emilion
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One of the largest European churches built underground, Clocher de l'eglise Monolithe 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. Use our Saint-Emilion vacation trip planner to add Clocher de l'eglise Monolithe and other attractions to your Saint-Emilion vacation plans.
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  • Very interesting tour in a very beautiful and picturesque site at will. .. off-season, ideal conditions to take the time to stroll. ..
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  • A visit you can't miss when you go to Saint Emilion. You need to get tickets on the website of the tourism of the country or at the tourist office, in the square in front of the campanile. The guided tour lasts about 1 hour in which you visit not only the Church but also the catacombs and the room where he lived Emilion himself in his later years, all topped off by the legend of the Saint and the birth and development of the village.
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  • The underground church is historic and different. It is not like most churches in Europe with spectacular adornment but its interest lies in its uniqueness. To see a church burrowed underground is fas...  more »
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  • Here is the place of red wine. Beautiful view from here.
  • Flott og majestetisk midt i byen!!!
  • The best of a town or city, is to view it from the top to get the best view possible. To do in Saint Emilion should go up to the Bell Tower. The keys are ordered in the fair tourism office opposite and costs €1.5 per person.
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  • Guided tour to do with Saint Emilion tourist office! See, surprising, dazzling, there not only castles and St Emilion wine. There is also history!
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  • Place interesting but very slow service
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