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Basilique Notre Dame de la Garde

Address: Rue Fort-du-Sanctuaire, 13281 Marseille, France
Phone Number: 04 91 13 40 80
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Type: Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 6:15 pm
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Lebanon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

The Cathedral is majestic but the walk up those stairs was a killer :-) The view from the Cathedral is breathtaking.

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Marseille, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Well, you can't go to Marseille without going to the top of the Notre Dame. That's all there is to say really!

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malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

A must see attraction when you are in Marseille. Basilica was amazing and entrance is free. Amazing views from the Basilica where you can see the city.

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

This is a very impressive church. The striped facade was a pleasant departure from the monotone stone used on the exterior of most large churches. Inside the most striking features were the phenomenal mosaic tile flooring throughout and the beautiful contrasting marble patterns in the individual chapels around the church. Simply stunning architecture. A beautiful quiet space. Must see for... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

The best 360 degrees views of Marseilles. Great archecticure and figures - visible from exterior. Inside, if the numerous stairs are too much after the climb up the hill, take the elevator. The church inside is a great example of Moorish archecticure. The striped arches reminded me of the incredible Cathedral/ Mosque at Córdoba. Suspended from the amazing ceiling are... More 

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Rockville, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

There are some things that words and pictures don't really do justice. Basilique Notre Dame de la Garde is one of them. Even after reading all the positive reviews here, once I visited I was still pleasantly surprised. The church is beautiful and fits perfectly with the feel of the town. The views of the entire harbor and surrounding areas... More 

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Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The church is small but there is also a restaurant and museum (did not visit). The inside is quite nice with gold ceilings, hanging from them some model boats and planes. Outside the views are excellent, all around the church. You have an excellent view of both the harbour as well as more inland. Although we walked, you could probably... More 

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

I recommend taking the public bus from vieux port up hill to get one of the most amazing 360 degrees view of Marseille.

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Woodbridge, Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Crowning Marseille's highest hilltop, sits this commanding structure. The views from it terraces overlooking the islands and the sea, as well as the city of Marseille, are panoramic and beautiful. It is a serious hike up the hill from the Old Port below, but if you have been overindulging in food and drink, as we have, we used this as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

The basilique notre dame de la Garde has one of the most beautiful indoor arts that i have seen!!! The view of marseille is awesome and worth every single minute to see the sunset from over there!!!!

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