We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Monolithic Church of Saint-Jean of Aubeterre

Le Bourg, 16390 Aubeterre-sur-Dronne, France
+33 5 45 98 65 06
Website
Save
Review Highlights
Awe inspiring

Do not miss this place. It is one of the largest and certainly the most beautiful underground... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Cecilehelene
,
Columbia, SC
Wonderful place -make sure you get the audio tour, its free

One of the largest "cave churches" in Europe. It is hewn from the rock and rises to great height... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Wendy M
,
Sevenoaks
Read all 371 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good33%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
LOCATION
Le Bourg, 16390 Aubeterre-sur-Dronne, France
CONTACT
Website
+33 5 45 98 65 06
Write a Review
Reviews (371)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 187 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Do not miss this place. It is one of the largest and certainly the most beautiful underground church that I know of. A good way to get a sense of it is to go to a concert in the church. The acoustics are remarkable.

Thank Cecilehelene
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the largest "cave churches" in Europe. It is hewn from the rock and rises to great height with balconies overlooking the central area. There are a lot of interesting features and the audio tour is good. My granddaughters of 6 and 8 were...More

Thank Wendy M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This certainly is a must to visit if you are anywhere near Aubeterre in the Dordogne. If you look above at the cliffs that surround the church you will then see how tall the church is. However when you enter the church you will be...More

Thank pammcnee1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Personally thought that this wasn't worth the journey. The "2nd most beautiful town in France?" Was very small very expensive and I have seen many towns/villages in France that don't bear this label but are more interesting and not marred by shops with the singular...More

Thank Jan B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We attended to hear the parabolic orchestra in this amazing subterranean church. The sights and sounds were incredible, and the event was packed.

Thank beesrbusy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the main attraction of Auberterre. I have never seen anything like it before. A church hewn out of the rocks. Well worth a visit.

Thank Martin C
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

This is a church that has been carved out of rock, creating a huge caved hall. You can also climb stairs to view the massive hollow monolith from the carved gangways about 30-40 meters up. Very cool and well worth the visit.

Thank Robert-JanDeV
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

I found the transition from brilliant sunshine to cool darkness is quite eerie and unsettling upon first entering, especially as we were lucky enough to have the place to ourselves. The photos just don't communicate the vastness of the main space, hewn from sheer rock....More

Thank Louise M
Reviewed 30 August 2017

Unique and wonderful experience. Use the audioguide to follow along. The village itself is also worth a visit. You can plan a leisurely lunch in the town plaza, or bring your lunch at the recreation area by the river. Fun for adults and kids alike.

Thank JulieVacances
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

Fantastic underground​ church a nice place to visit and it is cool in the summer heat. Although the church was not in use for very long, it is an impressive site, halfway between caves and a sacred place. If you have been to Jerusalem you...More

Thank Tersparis
Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
Creperie de la Source
135 reviews
.13 km away
La Brasserie de la Place
215 reviews
.14 km away
Hostellerie du Perigord
121 reviews
.21 km away
La Taverne
280 reviews
.03 km away
Nearby Attractions
Base De Loisirs De Poltrot
14 reviews
3.23 km away
Golf d'Aubeterre
9 reviews
4.85 km away
Place Trarieux
64 reviews
.10 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Monolithic Church of Saint-Jean of Aubeterre staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit