Basilica of St. Michael

Local nameBasilique Saint-Michel
LocationBordeaux, France

The Basilica of St. Michael, Bordeaux, is a Flamboyant Gothic church in Bordeaux, France, built between the end of 14th century and the 16th century. It is at the heart of the ancient quarter of Saint-Michel.The pulpit represents Saint Michael slaying the dragon. The stained-glass windows were destroyed during the bombardment of 1940. The separate bell tower, which is 114 meters tall, was built in the 15th century. In 1881 a Gallo-Roman cemetery and catacombs were discovered under the tower, with several naturally mummified bodies. The church is a listed historical monument. The tower can be visited every day from April to October. From the late eighteenth century until 1979, over 60 of the mummified bodies were exhibited in the crypt.

Tags HeritageUNESCOChurchChristianPlace of WorshipCatholic
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Address 15 Rue des Faures, Bordeaux 33800, France

Coordinates 44°50'3.773" N -0°33'54.221" E

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