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Basilica St. Michel

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Address: 22 rue Saint Michel, 06500, Menton, France

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we love menton

We just love coming to menton and a must see is the basilica it is a beautiful building the ceilings are lovely with the ornate architecture paintings and frescos and then you get... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed November 2, 2016
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Torquay, United Kingdom
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Torquay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

We just love coming to menton and a must see is the basilica it is a beautiful building the ceilings are lovely with the ornate architecture paintings and frescos and then you get those fabulous views of the coast line towards Italy I think here in menton you really can feel that strong Italian link / influence

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Wendy1234
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

not much to say beautiful beautiful walk up but it is a hike up to church ,There are benches alone the way to rest if need be

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Worthing UK
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

Bit of a climb to get there. Attractive baroque decoration in the church. Good views from the piazza outside.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016

Beautiful exterior and interior with an imposing altar and some interesting art work, including a painting giving an impression of Menton during the early days of the Grimaldi occupation.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

The basilica was closed but the walk form the street to the top of the site was amazing. The view was beautiful.

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Cannock, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016 via mobile

Been to Menton loads of times but never visited the basilica. Bit of a trek uphill and lots of steps so if you have a mobility issue you might struggle but breathtaking views on the way and the building itself is stunning with an equally impressive interior. Well worth a visit!!?

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

This review is more about the area around the Basilica than it is of the church itself. We didn't get to go inside but we wandered our way up to the front door and loved the views on the way up. The small old streets that lead to the church are older than I can imagine and wonderful to walk... More 

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Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016 via mobile

It is a nice walk through the old town of Menton. The monument itself is alright - not something out of extraordinary, but the walk is def worth doing. Small old streets lined with small apartments, plenty of flowers and local people. We actually saw a painter, a real artist, getting out oh his atelier with a bucket of water.... More 

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016

Baroque church, which is located in the old town of Menton . More like Italian , not French church .

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016

This is a beautiful church which is about 600 years old. Its altar is unique in that it is marble and the top is quite a bit larger than the base. We were disappointed that the church is closed from noon to three and our visit was cut short.

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