Basilica of St. Michael, Bordeaux
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 (see note). The church is a listed historical monument. The tower can be visited every day from April to October. 
The mummies were found in 1791 according to other sources, in the adjacent parish graveyard which, having become full, was being cleared, with remains being transferred to catacombs; they further state that the bodies were removed to the cimetière de la Chartreuse in 1979.
- Basilique Saint Michel at bordeaux-tourism.co.uk Accessed 18 February 2018
- Place Saint Michel at lemap-bordeaux.com Accessed 18 February 2018
- Flèche Saint-Michel, Bordeaux at bordeaux-tourisme.com (in French) Accessed 18 February 2018
- Flèche Saint-Michel at bordeaux-tourism.co.uk Accessed 18 February 2018
- Near Bordeaux, France historic photo of mummies late 19th century (Caveau de St Michel (Bordeaux)) at empiredelamort.com Accessed 18 February 2018
- Imatges de pedra i de silenci at imatgesdesilenci.blogspot.co.uk Accessed 18 February 2018
- Crypte de Saint-Michel à Bordeaux : les momies sont de retour A La Une Bordeaux jean-paul vigneaud, 24/05/2013, at sudouest.fr Accessed 18 February 2018
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