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Basilica St. Michel

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22 rue Saint Michel, 06500, Menton France
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fiamma11 wrote a review Nov 2020
Vienna, Virginia3,130 contributions948 helpful votes
The baroque Tower of this basilica, easily seen from almost all vistas in Menton, is postcard worthy. Overlooking both the port as well as the old town, it also affords gorgeous views from its location. Dedicated to St. Michael who is the patron saint of Menton.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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BdatoIta wrote a review Sep 2020
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A must stop for anyone visiting Me ton, especially if you enjoy visiting churches. I stopped in to St. Michel Basilica as I was passing by on a self guided walking tour. The resin anting church bells beckoned me, so I went in. It was a Sunday morning and although I could not understand very well, the language of the service the opening hymn was a familiar tune. It was a blessing to visit; such a beautiful church!
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Date of experience: September 2020
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MeredithAussie wrote a review Feb 2020
Cannes, France1,839 contributions198 helpful votes
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This imposing building is an important part of the image of Menton. Sitting on top of the hill overlooking the Old Town and the Port, it can be seen from just about everywhere. It’s worth the climb up the steps to get to it, and the views from the plaza in front out over the rooftops to the port and Italy in the distance are spectacular, especially on a sunny day (and there’s plenty of those in Menton). It’s dedicated to the Archangel, St Michael, patron saint of Menton. Take note of the door handles as you enter! Once inside, the side chapels are all interesting to look at individually. You can get a small pamphlet explaining them and their history as well as the significance of the artworks, in French, English, Italian and German. You will be amazed at the ceiling, a huge fresco of St Michael defeating Satan, and the opulence of the main altar. See how many depictions of St Michael you can find inside – there are so many! It's not open every day - best to check before you go, although the views are still worth the climb. Of course, you should be allowed in when Mass is being said. Just remember to be very respectful and quiet.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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sfuhere wrote a review Jan 2020
uk625 contributions462 helpful votes
This large and impressive basilica is something of a surprise when you go in - it’s bigger than you expect, probably because it’s sideways on as you approach it, so it’s difficult to assess how big it is. It’s very traditionally Catholic, so it’s interesting from a British point of view as it’s so different from churches here. Beautiful painted ceiling and lots of side chapels. It’s only open on weekdays between 10 and 12 and again from 3 till 5, so it would be easy to miss and that would be a shame. Great views across the bay from outside too.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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17KAG wrote a review Dec 2019
Edmonton, Canada3,616 contributions309 helpful votes
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We could not get inside, but the exterior and plaza were fabulous. Hope we can see the inside one day.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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