We visited St Emilion in the evening, so the Tourist Office and the church were closed, so we only got a chance to see it from the outside but it was still impressive. Will have to visit again to see it properly.
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Had a walk round the town. Plenty of cobbled roads not good for mobility scooters but I got round most places.
The St Emilion Monolithic Church located in the centre of the old town should be viewed at night and during the day. The hermit monk story is worth researching beforehand. The tall bell tower stands proud over St Emilion
You can see this church for miles, throughout the Saint Emilion appellation. To get up close is even better. It's in the middle of the village and you can walk right up to its walls. If you'd like to get inside, the Saint Emilion Tourism...More
One of the most surprising places i have ever gone, this underground building entirely scarve under th rock is a magnificent example of man’s abilities to build and later man’s lust and desire to destroy. A wonderful site? Unimanigible from outside. Need to by a...More
Interesting because its carved out of the limestone hill and right in town and has some burial sites. Otherwise unremarkable we thought.
Worth the time and cost for a short tour of this historic site, in the heart of the town. Telling the story of St Emilion and inside the caverous carved imterior of a church like space. This is a main sight in town and we...More
We visited Saint Emilion and the surrounding vinyards in August --a day trip from Bordeaux. A tour of the monolithic church is well worth the time and price whether or not you are a believer. It is an impressive feat of architecture.
Here's an alternative to the lovely wine shops that pepper the streets of this wonderful little town. You'll have to get a tour, because the church property is privately owned. The tour guide was a bit ambiguous, but she did get us through the door.