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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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  • Saint-Emilion is a city that wins a be known for its wines of course but especially by the city in it even has many monuments including the monolithic Church, which is a real gem. Visit family and return as soon as possible.
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  • Worth a visit, we can only tour, the place is magical. visit and climb the tower to go through the office of tourism: group tour
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  • Drop-dead gorgeous, dao tourism the key to climb. It was impressive. Fantastic views.
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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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