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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  • A wonderful place and quite so unexpected. The whole Church room inside the mountain. Unassuming from the outside. The entire knausen is like a Swiss cheese with about 200 km (!) tunnels here and there. This must be experienced ... but you're not going in alone.. here be followed all of omvisere.. and the photo ban in.
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  • A great moment of history and archaeology, animated by a very interesting guide. A landmark in St Emilion.
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  • Discovery of the catacombs and the magnificent monolithic church with a passionate guide to the Tourist Office, which tells the story of Emilion became Saint (3 miracles) and transports us to this church outside the standard and time. Thank you for this moment.
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