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“Beautiful church with amazing views of Marseille” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Basilique Notre Dame de la Garde

Basilique Notre Dame de la Garde
Rue Fort-du-Sanctuaire, 13281 Marseille, France
04 91 13 40 80
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Ranked #1 of 109 attractions in Marseille
Type: Religious Sites
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Vancouver, Canada
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“Beautiful church with amazing views of Marseille”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

Worth the trip up to the church to see it's unusual and colorful interior and the pictures on the walls... and the amazing views over Marseille. If you visit one place during your visit - it must be this

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“Beautiful building, beautiful views”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

It's necessary to take a bus up to this church, but it's worth the trip. The views of the city and surrounding areas, and of the sea, are stunning on a clear and sunny day. The building itself is attractive - not very old looking on the outside, but inside it feels like it could be 1000 years old (though it's not!). 30 mins is plenty of time to explore this place and take in the view.

NB lots of stairs.

Visited May 2013
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“Beautiful basilica”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

Ornate decoration and interesting history and associations. Felt virtuous but exhausted having climbed countless steps up the back way from Abbaye St. Victor, only to find coach loads of tourists who had come up by road. Fantastic views all around. Pity about the Radio interview and so many tourists inside making it feel rather irreverent.

Visited June 2013
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“Amazing!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

This church lies on top of a hill from which you have an amazing view over the whole city and the sea!!
The church itself is very beautiful, the interior impressive!

We took a small sightseeing train (departing at the vieux port) for 8€ per person. The trainride to go there takes approx. 45mins, goes a longer way along the coast to see more interesting sights and has an audio guide. It departy every 20minutes. The return journey from notre dame de la garde is only 20mins back to the departure point!
I would definitely recommend it!

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“Beautiful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

Ver nice architecture with stunning views of all of Marseille. Nice interior and an interesting history.

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