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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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Even if it is just for the fantastic panoramic views of Marseille, it is worth the walk or bus ride to this lovely church. There are terraces and platforms 360 degrees, so great... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Even if it is just for the fantastic panoramic views of Marseille, it is worth the walk or bus ride to this lovely church. There are terraces and platforms 360 degrees, so great for photo opportunities, The church itself is very nice, and the crypt is also free of charge. The ornate interior is quite stunning.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Steep ascent via stairway, worth the effort for the view, but not suitable for wheels of any kind. No fee, but this is a church; you can make a donation!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The view from the top is simply stunning - giving you a different appreciation of Marseille. In addition, the church, crypt, museum and shop combine to provide a worthwhile visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I could stay in churches and Basilique's for a long time because Im just amazing at how the structures were built but this one is a must see both art and architecture wise. Definitely worth a quick checking out at the least.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I would recommend to take the tourist train from le Vieux Port to Notre Dame de la Garde.It's a steep climb on a hot Summer day.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Nice view do not try the restaurant / cafeteria expensive ugly and rubbish It is a nice exercise to go up on foot instead of taking car pr bus

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

This is the number one sight in Marseille. Not only the beautiful church but also the stunning view all ovet the city and the harbour from the church terrace. A must when visiting Marseille.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

A view from the Basilique is worthy klimbing there! Breathtaking view on the city and islands of If and Frioul.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

This attraction is pretty cool - we decided to walk up to the cathedral but it's better to take a bus or taxi. The inside had some architectural elements that seemed Muslim to me - the red and white arches in particular. Great view of Marseille and the sea.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

The Notre Dame de la Garde is beautiful and looks imposing. The interior is lovely. views from the terrace are to die for. The climb is very steep - so best is to take a bus from Vieux Port(i think 21), which leaves you near the entrance.There is a lift there, so people who find it hard to climb, can... More 

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