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“Amazing and a welcome rest from the heat of the day!”
Review of Sospel Cathedral

Sospel Cathedral
Ranked #2 of 9 things to do in Sospel
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed April 7, 2018 via mobile

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 paintings inside .

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Reviewed October 2, 2017 via mobile

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 Menton which itself is on the coast forming part of the French Riveria.

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Reviewed August 21, 2017

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. Some interesting side chapels
Appears to be open the whole time.

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Reviewed August 7, 2017

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.

Thank eatella
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Reviewed July 18, 2017

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 of the Black Death in gratitude for their survival. The roman style belltower that is to the right of the facade dates from the 13th century and belonged to a previous church that stood here. The decoration around the altar and ceiling frescoes are particularly notable.

Thank KathmanduMazza
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