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Basilique Notre Dame de la Garde

Rue Fort-du-Sanctuaire, 13281 Marseille, France
04 91 13 40 80
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Ranked #1 of 109 attractions in Marseille
Type: Religious Sites
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

The view is wanderful, you can see all city when you walk around the garden, if u are a religions person you gonna like the church as welll

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

The views from the cathedral were amazing , the whole city could be seen , and the church itself was beautiful

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Crewe, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Quite a trek in the heat but well worth it for the amazing views. We didn't go inside as we didn't have time but believe it to be worth a look.Spectacular views of Marseille.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

The trekk to the top is well worth the effort because of the fantastic view. That said ther eis the option of taking the local bus. Donät forget to read up on the interesting history of the palce.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

This Cathedral sits on top of a hill that overlooks the entire city of Marseille and the coast line. On a clear day you could spend an hour just looking at everything and taking photos. The Cathedral itself is also a site to see. The outside and the inside are so beautiful it is worth the short trip up the... More

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

This wonderful Cathedral is a must visit if you are planning to go to Marseille. We got a bus from the old port (€ 1,80) and arrived at the top of the hill in less than 15 minutes.(A touristic train is available too). The facade, as well as the interior are impressive. Golden mosaics, stained windows and loads of ex-voto... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

The walk up isn't the easiest especially if walking from the port or city but it is doable and worth it. Once at the top the view is amazing and the church is nice too. There are a lot of people but it's a large monument so it's not too bad. A must see when in Marseille

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Heraklion, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

This cathedral is a must visit while in Marseille! It is like Marseille's Montmartre. It is a little exhausting if you walk up the hill but the view is really worthwhile! 360 grades! The Cathedral interiors are very beautiful with gorgeous frescoes and small decorative ships hung around the cathedral columns! Really unique!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

This is an amazing place to visit! Even before entering the basilica you can revel in the views of Marseille, the Fort Saint-Jean and Ile d'If. Inside it is ornate but I liked the not so obvious - the oil paintings of ships lost to see. Despite the crowds we had no problems parking.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

beautiful, and with fantastic view over the city. you need to dedicate a few hours altogether from your trip, because it's not downtown. I loved the little boats hanging all over the church and all the influences of the sealife.

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