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Eglise Monolithe de Saint-Emilion

Place des Creneaux, 33330 Saint-Emilion, France
+33 5 57 55 28 28
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A HIDDEN HERITAGE, UNIQUE IN EUROPE In this 45 minutes long tour, your guide makes you discover Saint-Emilion’s underground heritage. From the monk Emilion’s story, between truth and legend, to the carving of the surprising monolithic church, walk through several centuries of history. Your guide, only holder of the keys, opens the monuments’ doors and shares their secrets ! Observe the details of the Trinity Chapel’s paintings and discover the mysterious catacombs and the Hermitage… A historical summary within four essential monuments.
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  • Very good32%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Place des Creneaux, 33330 Saint-Emilion, France
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+33 5 57 55 28 28
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"tourist office"
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"solid rock"
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"bell tower"
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Reviewed yesterday

We went on a tour which was led by a wonderful french girl doing her first tour in English which was superb. Full of interesting facts about Saint Emillion himselfl

Thank Trish S
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Definitely worth doing this tour, it's really interesting and the underground church is lovely and cool on a hot day!!!

Thank Linda W
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We got our tickets from the local tourist office €9 per adult and spent a very interesting hour or so with our guide who spoke excellent english and made the history of the place come alive. There's lots to see and the story of the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

No need to book an expensive tour through a third party company. Buy tickets on the Saint Emilion Tourism Website or in the Tourism Office. We bought tickets same day for our family of five. Our children (8,7,4) were free. The tour included the Hermitage...More

Thank RJR2005
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OfficeDeTourismeSE, Estelle Fernandez, Administrative and Quality Assistant at Eglise Monolithe de Saint-Emilion, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hello, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience and interest in the city and its underground monuments. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit. We look forward to welcoming you back to Saint-Emilion! Have a nice day, Estelle Fernandez,...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked an English tour for the monolithic church. Our tour guide Tess was amazing, she was so entertaining and made the entire tour so informative.More

Thank VicenzaMarco
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OfficeDeTourismeSE, Estelle Fernandez, Administrative and Quality Assistant at Eglise Monolithe de Saint-Emilion, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience and interest in the city and its underground monuments. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit with Tess. We pass on your compliments. We look forward to welcoming you back to...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed the most amazing tour with Morgan. She is fluent in English and has a very informative style and a certain spark which some tour guides lack. Go to the tourist office and book your tour.More

Thank rswords
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OfficeDeTourismeSE, Estelle Fernandez, Administrative and Quality Assistant at Eglise Monolithe de Saint-Emilion, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience and interest in the city and its underground monuments. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit with Morgane. We pass on your compliments. We look forward to welcoming you back to...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this was supposed to be the "english" tour and the guide was very helpful and enthusiastic but her English was not great so it was a challenge to understand her.

Thank ISO8000
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Simply “must see” when you visit Saint Emilion. No photos and guided tour only. The scale of this Church is impressive.

Thank atkinsian5
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We could only find a ticket for the last tour of the day which was in French. We met Ambre at the front door and we were the only ones for the tour. She told us that she ll guide us in English as good...More

Thank Altan_Odak
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OfficeDeTourismeSE, Estelle Fernandez, administrative and quality assistant at Eglise Monolithe de Saint-Emilion, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Altan, Thank you very much for sharing your experience and your interest in our town and its underground monuments. We are delighted that you enjoyed visiting the underground monuments with Amber. We convey your thanks to her. Looking forward to welcoming you again in...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The church was carved out from one gigantic rock and can be found in the heart of the town. The only way to see the church from the inside is to take a tour with the information centre located at the top of the town...More

Thank Jared W
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Sofia M
4 May 2017|
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Response from John C | Reviewed this property |
Our tour was in English, arranged through the tourist information office in St. Emilion. We booked it in person, however, not via the internet. Their tourism office has a site in English that TripAdvisor rules prohibit me... More
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pruelk
19 July 2016|
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Response from Lord M | Reviewed this property |
No. You have yo take a tour.
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pruelk
19 July 2016|
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Response from nancystud | Reviewed this property |
Yes, we walked in fir a bit
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