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Cathédrale La Major, Marseille

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Cathédrale La Major has been a Roman Catholic cathedral since 1896, and has been registered as a heritage building since 1840. The present cathedral was built in the Byzantine-Roman style in the mid-19th century, by architects Léon Vaudoyer and Henri-Jacques Espérandieu. The site has been used for cathedrals since the fifth century. Some modest structures remain from the largely demolished earlier cathedral. Plan to visit Cathédrale La Major during your Marseille vacation using our convenient Marseille tourist route planner.
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  • Very nice, especially the first cathedral that you encounter as you leave port! Unfortunately due to problems of time I could visit for good!
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  • Historical monument of Marseille to see and visit. A very beautiful Cathedral, too bad some of the external façade is always under renovation for several months now.
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  • has avoid inside for the bad lights because it is very dark; history very interesting video of the construction of this magnificent building which is still undergoing renovation; placed near Mucem, by the sea, to see this monument, or different styles marry
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  • If you ignore the blaring car horns of French traffic outside, this cathedral is a beautiful sanctuary. I really enjoyed the videos and ample information regarding the history of the cathedral
  • If you go to Marseille you need to go there!!! You can walk up there, drive or take a bus. The view is beautiful.
  • Beautiful! It's amazing to think about how they built this so long ago and how long it must have taken.
  • Historic monument in marseille, which is seen for miles around. Please respect the peace inside, and enjoy your visit!
  • Massive Cathedral, well worth the walk to see it. Great location right by the water. Be sure to walk all the way around to truly appreciate the beauty of this place.