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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 #3 of 110 Attractions in Marseille
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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Great vantage point. Enjoyed my morning there. There were quite a number of tourists though. We were hungry but the cafe in the cathedral seems to be a little overpriced. Overall a pleasant experience there.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Take a half day to visit the Calanques by boat, but if you're not French, try to find a tour with an English commentary. We enjoyed the remarkable cliffs but felt a little lost by not having the finer points called out in English.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

This is another must visit when in Marseille. The Basilica is beautiful and the views from the top are just amazing. It is worth paying a little bit extra to take a taxi up rather than standing in a packed bus!

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Canfield, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

We took a taxi from Marseille to the church which sits high above the city. The trip took about 30 minutes and was part of the experience, travelling through very narrow winding streets and going up, up, and up to the church. The views from the area around the church of Marseille and the harbor are breathtaking. You can walk... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

This is a beautiful centerpiece to a fun town. I would highly recommend you take the bus or catch the Le Petit Train to get here. Walking...although it may seem like a good, cheap option...is not the way to go. This is on top of a pretty big hill and would hurt going up and down. Take a bus. This... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014 via mobile

We took the petit train to see the Basilica. This is a one and a half hour trip up the very steep hill and well worth the 8 Euro for the ride. Once you get there, a lot of steps await. I climbed 3 long flights to get to the elevator. If you want to walk, it is 3 or... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We bought a hop-on hop-off pass and hopped-off at the Basilique. The view from the basilique is really good and provides a 360 view, including the harbour and old city. The bus trip to and from the basilque is also interesting, especially how the driver maneuvers the bus through the small streets! The basilique is also beautiful and one experiences... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We were on a road trip through the South of France, and spent half a day in Marseille. I understand why Notre Dame is #1 on the Trip Advisor attraction list - absolutely incredible! We drove up the tight residential streets to the top of the hill, parked at the base of the Cathedral, and soaked up the sunshine from... More

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Easy access by local bus, brilliant viewpoints, helpful staff, cafe with good selection and good value.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We arrived in Marseille on a Sunday on Costa cruise line. We elect to get to the city on our own. There's a information desk at the port with a map of the city with a person to answer your question. There is free bus to a bus stop in town. The bus has special for name. We walk from... More

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