Bordeaux and the Wine Country Sights

Église Monolithe (Monolithic Church)

  • Pl. du Marché
  • St-Émilion
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Published 06/25/2015

Fodor's Review

One of Europe's largest underground churches, the Église Monolithe was hewn out of the rock face between the 9th and 12th century by monks faithful to the memory of St-Émilion, an 8th-century hermit and miracle worker. Its spire-top clocher (bell tower) rises out of the bedrock, dominating the center of town. The church may only be visited on a guided tour.

Sight Information


Pl. du Marché, St-Émilion, 33330, France

Sight Details:

  • € 7
  • July–Aug., hourly tours daily 10:30–5; Sept.–June, tours daily at 11:30, 2:30, and 4

Published 06/25/2015


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