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Basilica St. Michel, Menton
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Rich in Franco-Roman history, the Gothic Basilica St. Michel was built between the end of the 14th century and the 16th century. Visit this French historic monument for a look at the architecture and artwork within, such as the pulpit, which represents St. Michael slaying the dragon. The separate bell tower, which is 114 m (nearly 400 ft) tall, was built in the 15th century. An 1881 exploration revealed a Gallo-Roman cemetery and catacombs under the tower. The church's stained-glass windows were destroyed during the bombardment of 1940. Arrange to visit Basilica St. Michel and other attractions in Menton using our Menton vacation route planner.
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  • The review title says it all ... ' speechless ' sums up the sense of wonder you feel once you arrive at the foot of the Basilica of St. Michel. The Baroque Basilica, with the main façade rich of decorations and visually striking, stands on an elegant square with risseu in the pavement. Just behind is the white penitents ' Chapel, just as full of charm but more discreet. From the square, then, the view is superb: the coast, the sea, the promenade and the roofs of the houses just underneath ... gorgeous! These elements are blended by the Basilica St. Michel and the square below a magical place ... to see!
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  • a must visit the Basilica because it is richly decorated. Sometimes it's locked, too bad.
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  • What is beautiful this Basilica! Feels the Italian culture and their worship of the religion. Everything is beautiful and very well maintained
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