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Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, Marseille

Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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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. To visit Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde on your trip to Marseille, use our Marseille itinerary builder.
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  • Despite undergoing reforms, is beautiful church, located in the heart of the Old Port of Marseille.
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  • Basilica of great dimensions located on top of a large hill. Seen from almost any point of the city and the views from there are spectacular because you can see anywhere in the city. You can walk from Center without problem, 20 minutes quite simple upload. The entrance is free and within is worthwhile because it is also very nice.
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  • Neo-Byzantine style Basilica, presents outside a long staircase and is topped by a tall Bell Tower about 60 mt. above which there is a huge statue of the Virgin and child, visible in virtually the entire city and sea for kilometers. The Marseillaise call it the good mother (bonne mère). The climb is long, but can be accessed with the tourist train or with the public service, admiring the scenery at every turn, very nice. Despite the climb and the stairs x access, the Basilica is popular every day at all hours. Worth a visit.
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  • Beautiful Panorama, between the city, the sea and the mountains! Basilique is very impressive. Highly recommended! You can get there by the "petit train" or by car.
  • Impressive panorama, beautiful church. Definitely must see in Marseille. To get there take a bus from the city center.
  • I visited this church on 1st June 2016. It was a wonderful experience to visit the church and to have a magnificent view of Marseille and the Mediterranean sea. This is one of the places I would like to visit again.
  • One of the best sanctuaire I've seen (must be seen) in Marseille.
  • Nice cathedral on the top of the hill. Outside there is an amazing view on the viuex port.
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