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Abbaye Saint-Victor, Marseille

Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.3/5 based on 500+ reviews on the web
This ancient abbey is an excellent piece of Roman architecture. You will easily identify Abbaye Saint-Victor as a monastic foundation depicting the Roman style and culture. Abbaye Saint-Victor Abbey has been named after the saint, a famous martyr and a local brave soldier – Victor of Marseilles. There are conflicting views on the actual era of origin of this abbey. Some believe that the origin of this site goes back to 415 AD, when the first monasteries were founded in Marseilles by John Cassian. Other archaeologists argue that the archaelogical eveidences at this site are only as old as the 5th century. This site has had a troubled history. Once considered as a treasure grove of relics, gold, and silver, the site was robbed of its valuables in 1794. The relics were destroyed or burnt, and the gold and silver were melted to form coins. Now, the once magnificent abbey is left only with a church deicated to St. Victor. The abbey houses some crypts as well. Use our Marseille vacation planner to add Abbaye Saint-Victor and other attractions to your Marseille vacation plans.
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  • the Abbey saint victor held a little unknown really worth especially its under soil and its crypt really impressive... a lil air of jerusalem
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  • For lovers of history places. For its prestigious past. for his reassuring presence today between the old port and the Hill of guard. for its acoustics and its concerts. For its soil and the view from its forecourt. For the four des navettes nearby and shops of the Holy Street leading from the Quays of the old port you there easily.
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  • and Saint John. The Abbey is a haven of peace (when there not too many tourists). For Christmas, it is important not lack the crèche.
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  • Beautiful contruction. travelled here several times, twice walked and once on a tour. Fantastic views from the car park in front of the Abby. Inside this extremely old building is beautiful and a trip down in to the crypts for Euro 2 is absolutely worth it. Even if you are not a church goer, it was pretty neat to sit through part of a service.
  • Marseilles is awesome. Love to go there someday.
  • Great gothic church with lovely windows and much atmosphere. The basement has a crypt with remains of an older church and some statuary. It has an extra fee. The church is situated for a neat walk downhill from ND dela Garde.
  • Frame rebuilt and built! Gateway to immense catacombs... place of defence against the Vikings, centre of care during the great plague. ... that makes nearly 1500 years this building accompanies the marseillais
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