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. Make Clocher de l'eglise Monolithe part of your personalized Saint-Emilion itinerary using our Saint-Emilion trip itinerary app .
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  • Impressed by the grandeur and the way the Church was "sculpted" in stone. Sorry just be guides speaking French, which made us lose a lot of the explanations.
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  • Made of a single limestone and tugged into the basement of the village Saint Emilion. Amazes me how advanced the people of Saint Emilion were prior to the French invasion.  more »
  • We were totally surprised that as a church there, hewn from rock. Great nice guide! Was worth the admission time. Unfortunately no photos from the inside, since banned.
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