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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 #2 of 105 attractions in Marseille
Type: Religious Sites
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Having been to Marseille a number of time it was about time to put a review on this site. Notre Dame de la Garge is amazing! not just for worship but you see Marseille at this finest.

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The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

The church is placed on a hill and is visible from a distance itself. You can use the tourist trains to reach the place and in fact in my opinion is the best option as the train drops you right at its door. You could also walk up to the place. Either ways the views are amazing along the route.... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

An amazing building with great views, fantastic internal decoration and well worth the time looking around it. Take the tourist train from the Vieux-Port (or the number 60 bus) which adds a scenic tour of part of Marseilles as you climb up to the Basilique. Don't attempt the walk, it's better by wheels!!!! No entrance fee, tourist train was €8.00... More

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Georgeville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Worth a trip up this steep hill to see Marseille from an impressive and spectacular height! Believe there are little tour "trains" from the city center that makes the trip easy.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We travelled by tourist train to the Notre Dame. This was a great decision as the train pulled up right outside. The views across Marseille are amazing. The church is beautiful. A fantastic and surprising experience that we did not expect.

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Boulder City, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Beautiful church with spectacular views of the city. Would recommend taking the bus or Petit Train up the hill.

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Mackay, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

If you're comfortable being a tourist in other people's places of worship, this is worthy visit. Marvellous place. The views from outside are stunning, and you can see all of Marseille from on high. If you decide to walk up, you can also get rid of some of last night's excesses of food and beverage.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We went to the Basilique witht he bus 60, which you can take in the Old Port and will drive you right to the entrance. The views to the city and the Frioul island from the top are amazing. The inside of the main chapel is goregous: all in golden tones, with beautiful paintings in the ceiling. I found it... More

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Some basilicas in France may be on a higher hill - or in a more prestigious arrondissement - but none beat the combination of elevation, proximity to the city (and harbor) and statuesque presence that Notre Dame de la Garde affords. It simply hangs midway between sea level and the mountains in a spectacular setting. The two tone exterior is... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

An absolutely stunning basilica on top of the hill overlooking all of Marseille! This is a very ornate basilica with boats hanging on the inside. This is a "must see" on your to do list!

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