Basilique Saint Michel, Menton

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Rich in Franco-Roman history, the Gothic Basilique Saint 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. With our custom trip planner, Menton attractions like Basilique Saint Michel can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Magnificent Basilica. As outdoor interior architecture is superb. The view from the square is also worth a visit.
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  • It is a unique place surronded my soil water 'sludge water' which is presumed to be healthy if you walk on it. The small town is very compact and a lot of stairs and its unique view is a wonder to see  more »
  • Visited on a Sunday morning whilst Mass was being served. Well worth the climb up the steep steps. Not only a lovely church but gorgeous views over the Med. Better early in the morning before it gets ...  more »
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  • Stunning architecture and views of Mediterranean Sea. To reach the Basilica, walked up several flights of stairs, where each landing had an in-layed stone design. Continued down pathways through several tenements. Fabulous!
  • Beautiful basilique. A must see in the old town of Menton.
  • Beautiful and ancient place with nice atmosphere.
  • It's beautiful during sunset to see the amazing colors and better to see it from the beachside to have a great view over the city and the church.
  • Lovely town

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