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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 #4 of 93 Attractions in Marseille
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 6:15 pm
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Attard Malta
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

On our last cruise trip in November , that is last month, one of the stops was is a in Marseilles well, France. We had been before to Marseilles, and we had been to the Basilique, as well. But us being good christians we decided to visit again. I cannot explain the feeling once you are up on the mountain.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

This was the only place we visited in Marseille and indeed, if you do not have much time to spend in the city, it is the must go place to visit because not only was the Neo-Byzantine architectural style of the Basilique a gem to look at, but also the panoramic view of Marseille afforded by the sheer elevation of... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

We travelled to Marseille by cruise ship and used the petit train to travel to this landmark What a wonderfully relaxing trip and, given the heat on the day, this was the best way to travel. The train tickets were cheap although the ticket office was only available to purchase tickets for 10 minutes before the train departed. The commentary... More 

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Marseille, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

From Vieux Port ( Old Port), there are buses taking you there but I always fancy walking there although it's a all the way steep slopes walk. When you reach the top, you can either enter the church , have a visit or staying outside around the grand terrace area to have the best view of Marseille. Here you can... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

We loved how this church was adorned with gold and was authentic Byzantine architecture. The view is outstanding!

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Bucharest, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

If you walk from the Old Port of Marseille to the Basilica of Notre Dame de la Garde, you will discover the greatness of Marseille. Old houses that take you centuries back, restaurants up high on the hill, kittens strolling on the street, french people with baguettes in their hands, little statues at every corner. When you finally reach it,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

From the top you have a great view of Marseille...A very nice church as well...We had a tour to get there...up a hill...to see the old port, the ocean, and the mountains...Would recommend seeing this cathedral when in Marseille..

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

For us, the outstanding feature of the Basilica was the view. Obviously it is situated at the top of Marseille so the view is splendid. Visitors can see the ocean, the city and the mountains. Really worth the trip. We went by the tourist train which was a nice, relaxing trip. The Basilica is well worth the journey.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Notre Dame de la Garde sits up on top of a hill and is a gorgeous church. The views of Marseille from there are unbelievable and not to be missed if you are in Marseille.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

You must go ,just to have an idea of the city and the area around. The cathedral inside is also very interesting

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