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Basilica St. Michel

22, Rue Saint-Michel, 06500 Menton, France
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Ranked #1 of 19 Attractions in Menton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Hamburg, Germany
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128 reviews 128 reviews
12 attraction reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Is just a must to walk around Menton and to see this beautiful Construction! Afterwards you should have lunch by one small french Restaurant

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

After climbing the steps and enjoying the great sea views and overlooking Menton and Nice, disappointed that we were unable to gain access to the Basilica to say a prayer of great thanks for an otherwise wonderful half term holiday and wonderful weather. I'd recommended the area and visiting the Basilica. I just hope when you visit it will be... More 

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Morpeth
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

There are a lot of stairs but you can take as long as you like to climb or approach the Basillica from the oldest streets in Menton. If you take the stairs, the views of Menton and the sea from halway are well worth it and the sight of the church and it's companion are also excellent. Inside the church... More 

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

I thought the church was meh, not as beautiful as others but what I enjoyed was the walk to the top. my friend and I enjoyed walking through the narrow and crooked alleys and hidden streets in between the houses built on the hill leading to the church. we even climbed up to the cemetery on top of the hill... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

If you are in Menton you must visit this basilic. It is located on a top of the hill, and you can see this basilic from any point in Menton. Don't be afraid of steps that you have to overcome. There are lots of benefits on a top. There are spectacular view, old city and church. This is a largest... More 

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Toronto
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31 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014 via mobile

A beautifully preserved church perched on top of a hill overlooking the city and the Med. The walk up the serpentine stairs may be a challenge for some as it is a bit of a climb. So take your time, relax and take in the views above and below whilst you make the trek up and down.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Not only is the Basilica itself beautiful inside but the view from atop the hill of the beach of Menton with the Cote d'Azur hills in the background is stunning. Get ready for a brief but steep climb of the stairs!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Arrived as they were arranging to have the music festival just outside. Lovely, serene inside though.

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Otrokovice, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

From Cap d´Ail we continued by bus 100 (Ligne d´Azur) to Menton. We walked around the city, went to Basilica St. Michel, visited Jean Cocteau´s museum and from the museum walked to the Lighthouse. From the lighthouse there is a beautiful view over the bay and the port.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

The Basilica has an awe-inspiring interior with some intricately decorated shrines, well worth pondering over. The location at the steep steps of the medieval town of Menton, is highly recommended.

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