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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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English first
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

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 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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14 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Every time we've visited Menton this Basilica has been closed. There was no signage giving days or times of when they are open. Very frustrating, but the exterior is gorgeous...

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Southport, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

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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3 attraction reviews
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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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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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35 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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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
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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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