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Address: Rue Fort-du-Sanctuaire, 13281 Marseille, France
Phone Number: 04 91 13 40 80
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Beautiful inside and out, great views, impressive architecture

We enjoyed our walk - first through the old town parts (uphill-downhill) from the harbor to the cathedral and then - following the old town walls arching back to the harbor. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed our walk - first through the old town parts (uphill-downhill) from the harbor to the cathedral and then - following the old town walls arching back to the harbor. The southern part of the town is quite safe, so this walk does not present a risk - the Northern part of town is France's most dangerous location and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Best view is from a distance. Interior is veru different than other churches. Not big but original And nice view over the city

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Its high up overlooking the old harbour - don't try and walk up - take the little tourist train - 8 euros return trip. Church is lavishly decorated. Also has a restaurant as part of the complex. Worth going if only for the magnificent view over Marseilles..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

The views, the architecture, the restaurant make the climb worth the trip! The open bus tour drops you at the bottom of the hill but if you do the little train tram tour, it'll take you up to the base. Its still a climb from there but not as bad!

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

From the old port, you just have to look up to see the "Good Mother", the one that protects Marseilles and you will understand one of the most important symbols of the city of Marseille. On foot, it is not so far and so complicated to get there. It takes around thirty minutes from the old port with direct access... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Lovely church with beautiful views. Might be idea to catch taxi up as we took the mini train and had to wait about 30 minutes to get on then to return was pushed and shoved by large crowd waiting to get on train.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

The Notre Dame Basilique is stunning. It is on a mountain peak and is long walk, or you can take the Petit Train (Line 1) to the top as well as a tour of the port and some of the city. The Statue of Mary on the top is unbelievable - gold leaf and can be seen from anywhere in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Even if you've been to a hundred churches around Europe, I still recommend visiting this one. The views from the basilica are incredible. If you're walking there, you'll have to take some pretty steep hills, so put on some good shoes and grab a bottle of water because it's worth the hike.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Even if you are not religious, this is an absolute must for visitors to Marseille who haven't been to the Basilica. Very accessible via No.60 bus or the little tourist train. The views of Marseille, the whole surrounding area, and the bay and its islands and ncludng Chateau D'If are absolutely stunning. Do make the effort if you do nothing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Notre Dame de la Garde - a traditional place in Provence on some hill with a little chapel for worried wives praying and scrutinizing the horizon for their husbands boats ... one can find such places all over the Mediteranean coast. But this place is much more than that in Marseille : a superb basilica in roman style richly decorated... More 

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