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Basilica St. Michel

22, Rue Saint-Michel, 06500 Menton, France
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Ranked #1 of 20 attractions in Menton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
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Southport, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Ornate church at top of the town. Lovely walk through old town to reach it..and very peaceful and cool inside..place to sit and reflect.fab view from top of hill..also interesting walk down through winding, narrow streets of old town.

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Buckeye, Arizona
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30 reviews 30 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

It was beautiful unfortunately we had to walk up twice as most basilicas in France are closed from noon to 3 but we wanted to see it and it was worth it, and the views from up there are fabulous.

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La Romana, Dominican Republic
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Historic church in this beautiful town in the Riviera near the Italian border. Go in August for the classical music festival in the church.

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Brussels, Belgium
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54 reviews 54 reviews
35 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

We couldn't get in as the Basilique was closed..but we still enjoyed the perfect harmony of its exterior facade and of the calm square where it stands¨, with nice mosaic pattern on the ground , overlooking the sea...

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Kent, UK
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135 reviews 135 reviews
44 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

A steep walk up to the Basilica but well worth the effort. Superb painted ceilings were to us the main attraction of the building.

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Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, France
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

I adore distant views of the St Michel rooftop - the interior itself is a little disappointing - could do with some canned spiritual music

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Toronto, Ontario
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54 reviews 54 reviews
18 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

In order to get to the Basilica, it is quite a climb from sea level but just take your time. It is so worth it. I was lucky enough to be up there during a service and on my ascent, the music (a solo singer) coming from inside was enough to aspire me tot he top...simply beautiful. Once up there,... More

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

Lovely walk up through the old town with wonderful views. Pleasant church with some nice art. Sit awhile and enjoy the cool

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Rochdale, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

Well worth the climb to see it..It is in a lovely square with wonderful views over the harbour towards Menton Garavan.

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Suwanee, Georgia, United States
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5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

My wife and I visited Saturday afternoon, 14 Sept. We arrived as a wedding was being performed inside the Basilica and got the opportunity to see the new couple emerge from the Basilica under the cover of black & white clad groomsmen with their motorcycle helmets raised! It was quite the show! The breathtaking view of the Med from the... More

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