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Basilique Saint-Michel, Bordeaux

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  • This magnificent church was built between the fourteenth and sixteenth centuries in the Gothic style. It also has a freestanding bell tower like Cathedral St Andre. In the underground crypt there is a...  more »
  • 1. This Basilique dedicated to the Archangel St. Michael looks very ancient. 2. Do not remember the actual date of the dedication. 3. Even the interior smells ancient. 4. It would be nice to see the b...  more »
  • Visit January 6, 2017 square Canteloup in. If the St. Michel district this Basilica is worth a look. Its spire separated from the main monument is very original and peaks at more than 110 m in height. The Interior of the Basilica with its monumental forms and its stained-glass windows of beauty is very beautiful.
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  • . Oh, Saint Michel! What memories of the mummies! Before we get to that, let's say that the tower is well worth a visit, being attractive outside and for a couple of euros you can stagger up innumerable steps to get a great view across the city, picking out other landmarks. But when I was young, a visit to St Michel included the creepy descent to the crypt, where there were dead people on display. Honest! In my youth you could pay a few centimes and see and touch (poke!) sixty odd mummies that had been dug up from the old cemetery in the 18th century and were displayed in the crypt, leaning against the walls in the main. Just leaning there. Real live mummies! Well, real dead people. Mummified bodies, conserved by the nature of the soil in the cemetery. With their skin shrivelled to their bones, and rags and tatters of clothing in some cases. A favourite visit for all of us kids - you could touch them! In the 80s or 90s they decided that this was inappropriate and took them away for burial again. A few years ago - in summer 2013 it was I think - they set up an exhibition in the St Michel crypt, with a short film showing what the original exhibition was like. There is an extract from the guided tour of the 50's with the guide helpfully pointing out that such-and-such a body has only one eyeball in the two eye sockets. It costs €5, including going up to the top of the tower. It'll give you the shivers, and show how tastes - and awareness - has changed in the last 50 years.
  • Beautiful old Gothic French cathedral in Bordeaux.
  • In many ways, more colourful and light than the Church of Notre Dame. A couple of very intricate sculptures of St Joseph and John the Baptist have been beautifully cleaned and restored. Very colourful stained glass. The separate tower is worth the charge to see panoramic views across the city.
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  • A very lively place, full of small shops, it's very good to live. Do not hesitate to get into the tower for an amazing view.
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