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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  • Must see if you visit Marseille. From the terrace of this beautiful basilica you can see the whole city from the top.
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  • Just simply stunning. Words cannot describe the beauty and amazing architecture and sculptures that the church possess. One of the worlds truly amazing churches.  more »
  • We did not calculate correct the way by the metro from Longchamp Palace, ended up at Prado market. Managed to get from there by taxi. It was worth the effort! One can see 360 degrees of Marseille. Ver...  more »
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  • Beautiful church on top of the hill overlooking city and sea, nice climb up to the church. Church interior and exterior is amazing. Respect church goers by keeping quiet inside church, be discreet when taking photos. Enjoy the walk up and down the slopes, may be better idea to take public transport such as Uber, tram or coach to save the legwork. Enjoy the scenery.
  • Friendly staff. Very quaint atmosphere. If your hungry they serve plenty of food. Food quality is good prices are higher than the quality.
  • A must in Marseille since you have a wonderful view of the city. An amazing church worthy to visit. For catholics, it is interesting to plan to have a Mass there: on Sundays, there is a Mass each hour.
  • 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.
  • Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, is absolutely beautiful, possibly one of the most beautiful churches I have seen and it would be difficult not to be impressed by this one! The roof is absolutely stunning and all the architecture a marvel of its time. Best part is its free to go inside and enjoy this space.
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