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Clocher de l'eglise Monolithe, Saint-Emilion

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Church Landmark
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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  • Steeped in history - a must see, take the time and book a tour at the Tourist Office, €17 for two - well worth it. To be in a church with its history and being able to visit the catacombs, visit St Em...  more »
  • Tour with a guide from the tourist office. A responsible moment of history says with a touch of humour to do
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  • A very impressif medieval church. Absolutely unexpected in this small and touristic village. The best visit we've done in this region  more »
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  • Here is the place of red wine. Beautiful view from here.
  • very nice place
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  • The iconic monument of Saint-Emilion
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  • 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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  • Great and majestic in the middle of the city!
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