Basilica of St. Michael the Archangel | Basilique Saint-Michel Archange - Menton - Côte d'Azur, France.
The construction of the Basilica of St. Michael the Archangel begun in 1640 under the reign of Honoré II, although it took several centuries before it was completed. A bell tower 53-meters in height was built in 1701 by architect Emmanuel Monaco Cantone, but it was not until 1819 that the facade was completed in the 17th -century style. It was proclaimed a Basilica in March 1999, by decree of Pope Jean-Paul II. The Basilica of St. Michael the Archangel welcomes more than 100,000 tourists each year.