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Abbaye Saint-Victor, Marseille
Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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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l abbaye saint victor lieu un peu méconnu mérite vraiment le detour surtout ses sous sols et sa crypte vraiment impressionnant...un ptit air de jerusalemthe Abbey saint victor held a little unknown really worth especially its under soil and its crypt really impressive... a lil air of jerusalemshow original
Pour les amoureux des lieux chargés d histoire. Pour son passé prestigieux . pour sa présence rassurante aujourd'hui entre le vieux port et la colline de la garde. pour son acoustique et ses concerts ... read more »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.show original
et Saint Jean. L'abbaye est un havre de paix (quand il n'y a pas trop de touristes). Pour Noël, il ne faut surtout pas manque la crèche.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.show original
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.
Julien CugnyFrame 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 marseillaisshow original
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