Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, Marseille

Climb up the hill for a beautiful view of the bay from Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, located at the highest natural point in Marseille. This Catholic basilica, showing Roman architectural influences, is the town's most prominent landmark. The church was built by the architect Henri-Jacques Espérandieu on a 149 m (490 ft) limestone outcrop on the south side of the old port. Seek out the great bell and silver statues of religious figures within the basilica. Planning Marseille trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.
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  • The Esplanade, we have a beautiful view on the old port. One can easily walk from the port.
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  • Place sublime... When I'm up there with my daughter on a gorgeous day in September, the air smelled pine trees, the sea... The view on all this blue, this greenery down the city, perfect harmony... The beautiful interior Byzantine romano with the ex-votos of fishermen and sailors... I've lived that day under the gentle kindness of the good mother a rare moment of happiness perfect...
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  • How to get to Marseille without getting the "good mother" pilgrimage, but also magnificent view despite the strong cold wind we liked a lot
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  • The view from Notre Dame de la Garde Church is stunning. The Church is the tallest point in the city and you can see forever or so it seems. Beautiful Church and a view you do not want to miss.
  • The church is beautifully decorated inside, so don't let the simple outside fool you. The view is amazing, and the terraces are big enough for all the turists. The access should be better.
  • An amazing Church with fantastic views over Marseille. If you walk there you will appreciate it even more.
  • The church has a lot of history and filled with jaw breakinng scenic lookout view points and it's a place you can just get immesered pure beauty of the landscape. The basilica was a piligrim spot in France. The journey all the way to the top is quite interesting and exciting. Quickest way to get the top is by taking the bus No.60 from Old Port. There's a exclusive souvenir store and a restaurant adjoining it. You can see whole of Marseille from there and there are some special souvenir which you can get from the dispening machine. Just be careful it's a basilica and maintain discipline.
  • Beautiful building with nice views of Marseille. It is very easy to get there by public transportation. Watch out for the schedule and the way to get back.
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