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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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  • Beautiful Basilica in the heart of the old town. Superb baroque façade. Inside, either frescoes and a remarkable organ buffet
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  • It is a very impressive place, spectacularly, architecturally and spiritually ... wonderful ancient organ restored a few years ago, played masterfully by Maestro Dominique Baubet! Don't miss the opportunity, if you happen to Menton, to attend a concert in the Church or simply the Holy mass of 10 hours!
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  • We just love coming to menton and a must see is the basilica it is a beautiful building the ceilings are lovely with the ornate architecture paintings and frescos and then you get those fabulous views...  more »