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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

We stopped in Marseille on a Mediterranean cruise, didn't book a tour on the ship, so we wandered into town and found a small train trolley tour. One thing we noticed on this cruise was that lines are just a suggestion, there were so many rude people who just push their way to the front or cut in front of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

I'm sure the inside is remarkable too, but we only stopped as we were forced off the tourist train so had a wander round the outside and took some pics of the view. I'm sure they have nice food and toilets - maybe next time . . .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

We did not go inside since we were on a Segway tour, but it is absolutely beautiful to just go to the grounds and view Marseilles. The photo ops are incredible. The church is beautiful, being the highest point in Marseilles. Like a post card. It's a steep climb if you walk. We took Segways. There is a "train" car... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Standing above the city, this church is well worth a visit if only for the views from its balconies. Inside it is lovely, but it appears to be little used, so don't expect the musical vespers that you would be able to enjoy most nights at the Paris Notre Dame.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

We refuse to use city small train or city bus to go there, so we went by walking. It was a lot of fitness, but at the end we got to the wonderful Cathedral with a wonderful view over the city.

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Warminster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Marseile's highest natural point and it is worth the climb as it has the most amazing views of the city and far beyond!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Lovely basilica in Marseille - and so emblematic of the city - a must visit, and worth the hike for the views - but take my advice and take the small train from the port for a much more relaxing journey.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Good trip up to the Basilique in the Petit Train. The building is pretty impressive up close. Liked all the votive pictures inside and the models of boats and shops and planes suspended in the aisles. [The City Pass was a really good deal-we got the 72 hour one and it was excellent giving us boat trips, guided tours museum... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

What a beautiful old cathedral situated high above the old port of Marseille overlooking the fortresses on either side of the entrance to the port.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

The Basilica Notre Dame de la Garde in Marseille is breath taking! Granted - there are many stairs to climb - but once you reach the top the view both inside and out is spectacular!

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