Clocher de l'eglise Monolithe, Saint-Emilion

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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  • August 17, 2017
    Place where lived saint Emilion is amazing... He lived there for about 17 years as a hermit. The Chapel and the Church are impressive. To do
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    testimony of time spent, very original monolithic building to design extraordinary, not to be missed
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  • August 16, 2017
    Good visit despite the important numbers in the Group during the tour. Price for the correct tour. Beautiful places.
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  • August 2, 2016
    Here is the place of red wine. Beautiful view from here.
  • April 10, 2017
    very nice place
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  • May 24, 2017
    The iconic monument of Saint-Emilion
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  • August 9, 2017
    Impressive
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  • March 21, 2016
    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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