Saint-Michel Basilica

Menton, France

Saint-Michel Basilica is a Baroque jewel with its incredible exterior, the bell-tower, the coloured cobbles of the parvis arranged to form the Grimaldi’s coat of arms and the “rampes Saint-Michel” (a series of flights of stairs).

The construction of the Basilica begun in 1640 under the reign of Honoré II, but took several centuries to be completed. The façade was then renovated in the 19th Century adding typical decor of the period such as smooth columns with ionic and corinthian capitals.

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Founded: 1640
Category: Religious sites in France

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www.tourisme-menton.fr

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Richard Moore (3 years ago)
Such a great place, Italy is 1km away and you can feel it's influence
Meng Lee (3 years ago)
After our lunch, we went for a slow n relaxing stroll. The place was quiet and peaceful. While walking thru the street, you can see how the resident live in the building. The church was just there for everyone.
Monique Könning (4 years ago)
Beautiful basilique. A must see in the old town of Menton.
Christine & Andre Perrin (4 years ago)
Stunning architecture and views of Mediterranean Sea. To reach the Basilica, walked up several flights of stairs, where each landing had an in-layed stone design. Continued down pathways through several tenements. Fabulous!
Shaheen Alkhudhari (6 years ago)
It's beautiful during sunset to see the amazing colors and better to see it from the beachside to have a great view over the city and the church.
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