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Basilica St. Michel

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Address: 22, Rue Saint-Michel, 06500 Menton, France

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Great views inside and out

If you want to, you can spend a lot of time seeing all there is to see inside the Basilica St. Michel. Brochures in a variety of languages explain some about the Basilica's... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
Pamela T
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Bath, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

This looked impressive from the outside but it was closed and locals told us that they did not know when it would reopen. Great walk up with splendid views of the harbour.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

If you want to, you can spend a lot of time seeing all there is to see inside the Basilica St. Michel. Brochures in a variety of languages explain some about the Basilica's treasures. I purchased the English copy. read every word and took time to really look at each of the 12 chapels and the sanctuary -- about 45... More 

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Kent, UK
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53 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

A steep climb up to the Basilica whichever way you come. Get your breath back inside as you view the ornate altar and the amazing painted ceiling. The side chapels are also worth examination. Back outside then camera at the ready for the views over Menton and down towards Italy.

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Ferney-Voltaire, France
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12 reviews 12 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Menton has an unique charm compared to the others cities of the French Côte d'Azur, the basilic and the place with the second chapel is breathtaking, better to come the morning to have better photos of the sun rise, wonderful place

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Hamburg, Germany
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147 helpful votes 147 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 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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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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