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Monolithic Church - Heritage Days

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Saint-Emilion Tourisme
Place des Créneaux

05 57 55 28 28



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Lasts 30 minutes. Special Heritage Days rate: €5 per person.

Saturday 16/09: departures in French at 10am-11.15am-12pm-1.45pm and 3.45pm / Departure in English at 12.30pm

Sunday 17/09: departures at 10am-1.45pm and 3.45pm / Departure in English at 12.30pm


An unmissable place unveils itself to you in 30 minutes!


The monolithic church, dug out at the beginning of the 12th century, is an underground religious building which is revealed to the visitor by the position of a 68-metre high bell tower.


In spite of its impressive proportions (38m long and 12m high), the monolithic church is hidden from visitors behind a gothic portal, which only your guide can open for you.


In the heart of the city, the monolithic church recalls the religious activity of the city in the Middle Ages and intrigues by its unusual design.


A stage not to be missed when you come to Saint-Émilion!



  • The doors of these monuments will open only with a guide.
  • 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
  • Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 September, 2023 : 12.30pm

  • 30 minuts

  • 40 people max

  • 44°53'35.160"N 0°9'21.838"W // 44.8931 -0.156066

  • 5 €

  • 5 €

  • Free under 6 years old

  • French
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  • Credit cards accepted

  • "Chèques vacances" accepted

  • Chèque

  • Espèces

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  • Animals accepted

  • Reservations necessary

  • On foot

  • In French

  • Secure payment over the Web site

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