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Monolithic Church of Saint-Jean of Aubeterre
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Reviewed 19 July 2014

For a small fee you'll see a wonder! In June there were very few people around and we could visit the place in peace and quiet.

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Reviewed 1 July 2014

I was so glad that I talked my husband into driving to this village in order to visit this church. They offer audio guides for your visit which gave a lot of information. Great site to visit.

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Reviewed 1 July 2014

Historic and interesting. Also cool! A chance to savour the past and the extremely hard working relationship they had with their religion.

Thank Richard W
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Reviewed 29 June 2014 via mobile

Really impressive, definitely a must see! Stay a bit longer in the village, shop at the market in the main square or simply walk through the narrow streets, as Aubeterre is one of the most beautiful villages of France. Bring good shoes as streets can be steep. When visiting the church itself watch the low ceilings at the staircase, I hit my head there two times.

Thank Nipa27
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Reviewed 6 June 2014

When you walk into the depths and darkness of the wonderful monolithic church of Saint Jean, hewn from the very rock on which perches the pretty town of Aubeterre, you may be forgiven for wondering just where you are. It is a step back in time to the earliest beginnings of Christianity in this area. Great columns soar above you cut from the rock, by early Christians. The atmosphere is of great age and mystery, as your whispers echo round the great cavern and you feel the weight of the stones about you. It is not hard to imagine those people gathering there to meet, their voices soaring in praise, high into the darkness. In fact sometimes, if you are lucky enough to attend, magical concerts are held there, as the acoustics are so good. It is for me one of the places you must see if you are visiting the area, you won't forget it.

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