Sacre Cœur Basilica, Marseille

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Admire the impressive interior structure and artistic details of Sacre Cœur Basilica, a 20th-century church that honors the victims of a massive 1720 plague outbreak and also commemorates World War I. Relatively unadorned on the outside, the church is best known for its interior columns, the largest of which came from Corsica. Other highlights include stained-glass windows made in Paris following the design of painter Henri Pinta, a native of Marseilles. Pinta also created the great mosaic adorning the choir vault, while artist Louis Botinelly carved some of the major sculptures inside the church. Be sure to walk around the building to view the stained-glass windows from the outside. Put Sacre Cœur Basilica into our Marseille trip itinerary maker to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Marseille.
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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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  • We took the tourist train up to see the Basilica. Quite a few steps to get there. It was jam pack with the summer peak season. Has a 360 all round amazing view of the city. The Basilica itself is very...  more »
  • We were in Marseille in last Christmas and visited this place. We took Merto line 2 and got down at Perier station. This was built in around 1920. This basilica is one the most beautiful one. The scul...  more »
  • Fabulous views from the top with Paris laid out in front of you. if you are lucky there will be a service or a choir happening when you visit.  more »
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  • Absolutely stunning with great views of Paris! You will get harassed by people trying to sell you things though
  • A wonderful Basillica and an unique view of the city!
  • Great view! Love the performances and nice place to enjoy the day
  • Really worth visiting, beautifully build with remarkable details
  • Interesting area, beautiful church, and a great view in front of the church.