Saint-Emilion Souterrain (the private tour)

45 minutes tour of monuments carved out of solid rock (including the monolithic church)


This guided tour explains the background of Saint-Emilion’s unique underground monuments.

The tour covers several centuries of history and legend from the time of the monk Emilion to the carving out of the amazing monolithic church. You will be able to see paintings in the Chapelle de la Trinité and learn the secrets of the catacombs.

This visit of the four main monuments is a condensed summary of Saint-Emilion‘s history !


Guided tour available, daily, all year long, with reservation (maximum capacity per group for one tour: 50 persons). About 45 minutes (Departure: Tourist Office except alternative arrangement)

> Duration : 45 minutes for the underground part  (departure from the tourist office).

1h15 for a bilingual tour.


RATES 2016

Admission fees for the monuments

per person

Guiding fees for the group

Individuals (from 1 to 9 persons) : €9


Groups (from 10 persons) : €8


Students group (from 18 years old) : €6

From Monday to Saturday : €78 


Sunday and Bank Holidays : €92


Out of working hours (**) : €141


General terms and conditions :

Booking must be made in advance ; the tours are available all year long (except December 25th and January 1st).

Maximum capacity : 50 persons ; beyond 50 please contact us.

The group fees are from a capacity of 10 persons.

Free admission to the underground monuments : 1 person free for 20 paying people.

The fee per person (without guide) includes : admission fees to the monuments.

The fee does not include : transportation (on request) or personal expenses.

The guiding fees are per guide and for one group of a maximum 50 people. These include the guiding service for the whole programme as mentioned.

(**) Out of working hours : before 9:30 am and after 6 pm.


  • in French
  • in English
  • in German
  • in Spanish