The most stunning thing about this church is its bell tower, which is not even attached to the building. Like the Cathedral of Saint André, the vibrations of the bells and the weight of the tower were deemed too much for a church built on marshy land. At 114m (374 ft.), la fleche (the arrow), can be seen for miles around. The church itself is nothing to sniff at either. Built between the 14th and 16th centuries, it is lauded for its architectural harmony, its Flamboyant Gothic style, and its organ, which was recently restored. A fantastic view can be had from the top of the tower (May–Oct), if you are up for climbing the 230 stairs to get there.
Basilique Saint Michel
pl. Canteloup et Meynard
Our Rating Neighborhood Around Town Hours Church daily 3–6pm. Tower Jun–Sept 2–7pm Transportation Tram C: Saint-Michel Phone 05-56-94-30-50 Prices Free admission to church. Tower: 5€ adults; 3.50€ seniors and students; free for children 12 and under Web site Basilique Saint Michel
Mappl. Canteloup et Meynard Bordeaux
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