Cathédrale La Major, Marseille

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#2 of 14 in Historic Sites in Marseille
Religious Site Tourist Spot
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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  • Is majestic and really, really fascinating. "See" the entire city from anywhere you are and that's the beauty of it. The only problem is that inside is not just the top. Very small. I wasn't expecting it. Anyway, beautiful and, I repeat, too fascinating.
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  • Very nice monument.et very imposing. Merit being visit the view on the Mediterranean is beautiful.
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  • Inside a beautiful church in all its simplicity, however, also true of outside an eye-catcher in its environment
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  • Beautiful building, but couldn't really tell what made it unique from many other European cathedrals aside from the stripes. Inside was nice, but not much explanation of anything for visitors (at least in English).
  • After a long walk from Vieux Port under the sun, this Cathedral is a perfect place to cool down.
  • 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.
  • Historic monument in marseille, which is seen for miles around. Please respect the peace inside, and enjoy your visit!

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The Old Port is near the water, seafood restaurants, and the not-to-be-missed museums. Hotels with sea views come with a price tag to match, though. For more affordable accommodations and local character, check out hostels and rental apartments in the Panier district. The Canebière neighborhood is in the heart of the action. For a more nature-oriented locale, a hotel near Garde Hill offers the nearby botanical gardens.
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