Basilica St Michel

Landmarks and Historic Buildings

The Flamboyant Gothic basilica of St Michel took 2 centuries to build between the 14th and 16th centuries. A beautiful building by itself, although much of its original stained glass was destroyed during WW2, it is overshadowed by the freestanding belfry beside of it that stands 114m high. Stand inside the tower and look up to admire the incredible architecture of this hollow tower.


Places to visit nearby

Bordeaux in Aquitaine is the region's capital and the home of French wine-making, recognised world-wide for its excellent wines, and is beautifully situated on the River Garonne.

Saint-Émilion in Aquitaine is the oldest wine area in the Bordeaux region and is a pretty medieval town with magnificent underground catacombs.

Arcachon in Aquitaine is a beautiful coastal town inside the inspiring inland sea of the bay of Arcachon.

Nearby attractions

Presenting the history of the Aquitaine region from prehistory to the present day, the Museum of Aquitaine contains prestigious collections of archaeological and enthnographical artefacts.

Built on the design of a Latin cross, the Romanesque cathedral of the 11th century has largely disappeared, except for the walls of the nave, after most of the cathedral was rebuilt in the Angevin Gothic style between the 12th...

Built in 1780, the impressive Grand Theatre is one of the finest buildings in the city of Bordeaux and took 7 years to construct. A splendid work of Neoclassical architecture, it was restored in 1991 and taken back to its...