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This place is a real gem. The first year we visited Sospel we didn’t even know it existed! It’s tucked away from the main street but so worth the detour. Cool, calm and beautiful. It’s a lovely peaceful place with some excellent history and gorgeous...More
The church is a gem in Sospel. Paintings on the ceiling and a guilded alter. One would not expect a church this large in a village of Sospels size.
The town itself is in the foothills of the alps and about 18 kilometers north of...More
Sospel is a super town, full of history, stunning views and lovely old buildings.
The cathedral is huge, sat in a large square with interesting tiling on the floor and pastel coloured houses either side.
The cathedral itself has recently been refurbished and looks amazing....More
We didn't have much time to visit the cathedral as we had a train to catch. Sospel's inhabitants are very proud of their cathedral and they a right to be. All the renovation work is remarkable, finely done with a lot of taste.
The baroque Cathedral of Saint Michel built in the 17th century faces across a big square lined with arcaded and pastel painted houses. The building seems out of proportion to the size of the town. It was built by the town’s residents after an outbreak...More
Sometime during the history of this town they must have made an awful lot of money, my wife read that it was a border town on the salt trade route, because this cathedral seems out of place. It is said it was built after the...More
Typical very large cathedral for such a small town, with very ornate alter and painted ceilings. Series of steps to entrance are somewhat uneven. Worth a short visit. Fort Roch which we have visited in previous years,now only has limited opening but is well worth...More
Overlooking the tiny village, this church is a marvel. There are no crowds touring Sospel, no tourists to spoil the adventure. See the ruins of the castle (which are seamlessly integrated into the modern architecture) and this cathedral which sits right next to the movie...More