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Basilica St. Michel

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Address: 22, Rue Saint-Michel, 06500, Menton, France
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Up the stairs to the Old Town

It's quite a climb up a series of stairs but when you arrive in the old section of Menton and go through the doors into the Basilica you will find it was worth the trip. The first... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 29, 2015
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Chilliwack, Canada
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Chilliwack, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

It's quite a climb up a series of stairs but when you arrive in the old section of Menton and go through the doors into the Basilica you will find it was worth the trip. The first stone was laid on May 27, 1619 but because of financial difficulties it wasn't completed until 1653. The facade above the square is... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Great location over the Mediterranean on the way to the Old Chateau Cemetery. It's showing its age but provides an interesting reminder of the time Menton was under Italian control.

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Bridlington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

A gem and a must see. A bit of a climb but well worth the effort. Not large but highly decorated. Entrance was free when we visited.

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Messina, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

at night it shines from the top of the stairways in ther old city,. enjoy its domes and statues in the shadow light then turn around and take advantage of the stanning view

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015 via mobile

I'm being a bit harsh but I hiked those damn stairs twice and it was closed both times. The 3 hour lunch thing is killing what little there is to do in Menton. There's a decent view from up there.

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Surf City USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015 via mobile

We climbed up eight or nine flights of stairs from the Garavan harbor side to access this hilltop church. It's a landmark on the Menton skyline & lit up every night. We can see it from our place in Italy, miles away. The basilica and adjacent chapel are something like 800+ years old. Gorgeous architecture. Amazing views of the Italian... More 

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

The Basilica St. Michel is worth a visit if one has the energy to ascend all those steps from the sea front. We arrived during a Sunday Service which was very impressive.

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Trumbull, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

Beautiful basilica with equally beautiful views of the Mediterranean. Yes, there are stairs but they can be handled if you take your time.

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

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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