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The vastest monolithic church of Europe

Do not miss this inescapable visit offering an immersion about 45 minutes at the heart of the limestone for an exclusive discovery of the underground heritage of Saint-Émilion!

From the history of the founding monk of the village, to the digging of the surprising monolithic church, the visit will make you discover 4 monuments : the hermitage of Émilion, the Trinity Chapel and its medieval paintings, the catacombs as well as the underground church.


  • The doors of these monuments will open only with a guide.
  • The cave of Émilion shelters an all over the world renamed seat of fertility.
  • A written translation is available in several languages (German, English, Chinese, Spanish, Dutch, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Rumanian, Russian and Ukrainian) on simple request at the Tourist Office before the beginning of the visit.

Practical info

  • 45 to 60 min - Meeting place: in front of the monolithic church

  • 9 €

  • 6,50 € (10/17 youth, students, job seekers, religious, people with disabilities)

  • Free under 10 years old

  • End of the ticket sale at the Tourist Office 5 min before the departure.

  • 44°53'37.320"N 0°9'23.753"W // 44.8937 -0.156598



Months during which visitors are welcome

  • J
  • F
  • M
  • A
  • M
  • J
  • J
  • A
  • S
  • O
  • N
  • D

Opening days

  • M am pm
  • T am pm
  • W am pm
  • T am pm
  • F am pm
  • S am pm
  • S am pm