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Underground Saint-Émilion

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Saint-Emilion Tourisme
Place des Créneaux

05 57 55 28 28



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The vastest monolithic church of Europe


Do not miss this major visit offering an immersion of about 45 minutes in 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 enable you to 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.
  • Émilion’s cave conceals a fertility chair, well-known for its efficiency!
  • 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.



  • The tour starts at the Place de l'Eglise Monolithe at the time indicated on your ticket.
  • Photography is not permitted during the visit of the underground monuments. Thank you for your understanding.



To avoid the stress of arriving at the last minute, plan to arrive early so as not to be late for your visit. Indeed, finding a parking space can sometimes take a little time in Saint-Émilion.

And once the visit has begun: you will not be able to join the group in the underground monuments and will not be reimbursed.

Practical information
  • Every day from 11/07 to 15/11/20 - detail on our online shop

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

  • 35 people

  • 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

  • 15 €

  • 12 € (students, job seekers, religious, people with disabilities)

  • Free under 6 years old - reservation of a free ticket required

  • 8€ child 6-17 years

  • French
  • English
  • Spanish
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  • Credit cards accepted

  • "Chèques vacances" accepted

  • Chèque

  • Espèces

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  • Animals accepted

  • Reservations necessary

  • On foot

  • Tickets available at the Tourist Office

  • Secure payment over the Web site


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