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Basilica St. Michel

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Address: 22, Rue Saint-Michel, 06500 Menton, France
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An interesting old church accessed by a steep climb up steps from the street opposite the Garavan beach. Used for the Music festival with outdoor seating and stage. With stunning... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
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Bicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

An interesting old church accessed by a steep climb up steps from the street opposite the Garavan beach. Used for the Music festival with outdoor seating and stage. With stunning views across to Italy, there is a welcome fountain with drinkable water just outside the church, which you will need before continuing the climb up to the old monastery and... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Such a lovely church for such a small town, worth the walk to visit, lovely view from there as well.

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Menton, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

The "Festival de Musique de Menton" existing since 66 years, is one of the major cultural events in South of France. The biggest names of the musical world performed here: pianists Arthur Rubinstein, Sviatoslav Richter, Aldo Ciccolini- violinists David Oïstrakh, Henryk Szeryng, Maxim Vengerov- cellists Mstislav Rostropovich, Paul Tortelier, Mischa Maïsky, - singers Roberto Alagna, Ruggero Raimondi, Barbara Hendricks. Where... More 

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Wyncote, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

The church is magnificent but the chapel,of the white penitents is the more extraordinary of the two. This is a gorgeous complex.

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Stockholm, Stockholms Lan, Sweden
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

A landmark in Menton, with a majestic view. The square outside The Basilica is a Menton must. Take a look inside the church and feel the power of "St Michel", Mentons own saint. He is celebrated on the last Sunday of September every year. A very nice event. Then continue your walk up the narrow medieval streets towards the cemetery... More 

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Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Welcoming church , beautifully decorated, still a local congregation and loved by the town . Went to the 1030 service on Sunday morning .

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

The steps leading up to this church give a glimpse of the building and then you get the full view as you enter the square in front of the church. Inside the decoration is impressive with a vaulted painted ceiling.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

It looked amazing so I had to go see it. Unfortunately it was closed. No sign to say when or if it's even reopening The outsides are gorgeous. The walk to the place is a trek and quite steep so wear your best comfy flats. Gutted couldn't see inside

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Needham, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We attended Sunday mass here and were pleasantly surprised to find a first communion going on. The church is beautiful in a rustic way and the church is located in a beautiful section of the Old City. Parking is not convenient, so plan accordingly.

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Carmel Valley, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Illustrates the history of Menton as a fortified town. Very nice interior. Two ways to get there: a zig-zag staircase with inlaid pebble surface or, for those challenged by long staircases, road.

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