Basilica St. Michel, Menton

4.4
Rich in Franco-Roman history, the Gothic Basilica St. Michel was built between the end of the 14th century and the 16th century. Visit this French historic monument for a look at the architecture and artwork within, such as the pulpit, which represents St. Michael slaying the dragon. The separate bell tower, which is 114 m (nearly 400 ft) tall, was built in the 15th century. An 1881 exploration revealed a Gallo-Roman cemetery and catacombs under the tower. The church's stained-glass windows were destroyed during the bombardment of 1940. With our custom trip planner, Menton attractions like Basilica St. Michel can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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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...  more »
  • 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...  more »

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