Saint-Michel Cathedral

  • Historic site and monument
  • Religious heritage
  • Cathedral
  • Baroque
  • Classified
Elevation : 350m
place Saint-Michel 06380 Sospel
In the course of a winding street, you will discover the impressive cathedral Saint-Michel with a Baroque facade. Flanked by a XIII th century bell tower, it dominates a grandiose architectural ensemble from the Baroque era which forms a magnificient setting.
The cathedral Saint-Michel was rebuilt in 1641 according to the baroque model on the site of a medieval chuch as testified by its romanesque bell-tower. The facade and the choir were modified in 1762. It was restored in 1888 following an earthquake. Listed as an historic monument in 1951, it's one of the largest churches of the Alpes Maritimes.
Once you have climbed the steps that undulate like waves, pass through the stoop and step inside where trompe l'oeil, golden cherubs, light effects...
Openings
All year
Monday
08:00 - 18:00

Tuesday
08:00 - 18:00

Wednesday
08:00 - 18:00

Thursday
08:00 - 18:00

Friday
08:00 - 18:00

Saturday
08:00 - 18:00

Sunday
08:00 - 18:00

Location
Saint-Michel Cathedral
Elevation : 350m
place Saint-Michel 06380 Sospel
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Spoken languages
  • French
Environment
  • Town location
  • Station district
  • Close to a public transportation
  • River 5 km away
  • Close to GR footpath
  • Bus stop < 500 m
  • In the historic centre
Updated on 22 November 2023 at 10:09
by Office de Tourisme Menton, Riviera & Merveilles
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