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Basilique Notre Dame de la Garde

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Address: Rue Fort-du-Sanctuaire, 13281 Marseille, France
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A beautiful church, with a view!

This wonderful church can be seen from all over the city and is really worth a visit. We took the Open Top Bus and walked all round the Basilique. The views from here are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This wonderful church can be seen from all over the city and is really worth a visit. We took the Open Top Bus and walked all round the Basilique. The views from here are fantastic, across the city and sea to the Islands.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Visited on a sunday afternoon during a public holiday in Marseille - manic. The building is beautiful both on the outside and certainly inside. There is rather a walk up to the church even if you take a tour bus or noddy train. Because of the number of visitors, it was very difficult to see everything without people standing and... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I would definitely recommend that anyone visiting Marseille takes the time to go up to the Notre Dame de la Garde. It is truly beautiful inside and has so much to do. There is the crypt where you can light a candle, 2 gift shops, a restaurant offering amazing views over the city, the main church with stunning ceilings and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

If you do not have a car be prepared for a steep climb to the top of the hill where the Basilica is located. You could take the little train which starts from the harbour. The basilica is beautiful but if this doesn't interest you, the 360 degree views of the city sure will. You can see the harbor, the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Awesome views of the city, beautiful building, nowhere to eat or drink closeby afterwards so keep that in mind when planning your visit.

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

A very beautiful basilica - worth the travel up there. I took the train from the harbour and got a good sightseeing as well

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

The Cathedral dominates the Marseille skyline to the east but it's not until you actually get up close to it you appreciate just what a fantastic building it is, in a wonderful location. The whole complex is well laid out and easy to negotiate, the architecture magnificent (sensibly the damage done during WWII hasn't been repaired which adds to the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

This church isn't easy to get to! If you don't have a car or some other form of transport I recommend you catch the Little Train from the old port, which brings you up here - as you pass lots of people who decided to walk, you feel glad that you didn't! The church is beautiful inside with gorgeous decorations... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

An interesting cathedral with some Bizantine inspiration. It is worthy to visit, and probably one of the most interesting points of the city.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This church has so much history and an amazing story to go along with it. The interior has some classic detail, but also contains many gifts given to the church by locals as a thanks during wartime. There was a free guide telling about the history and guiding us around telling us about details of the church that we might... More 

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