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Basilique Notre Dame de la Garde

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All reviews tourist train beautiful basilica hanging from the ceiling notre dame de la garde old port highest point worth the climb walk up vieux port panoramic view petit train entire city number bus worth the trip well worth the visit hop on hop off bus steep hill
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We went to the cathedral at sunset. That alone was beautiful. A wonderful view of the city. I was particularly interested in this cathedral because it is linked with ships and I worked on cruise ships. It has displays of anchors, other ship-related items.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The statue of Our Lady (Notre Dame, known affectionately as the Good Mother) which overlooks the harbour is a key image of Marseille in France. I wasn’t aware of it before I visited but I now see why the towering figure and beautiful church is...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank BeginsInWonder
Reviewed 6 days ago

Connections with our lady who kept the sailors safe at sea , so sea connected pictures . At the top of a hill but worth the effort.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank eve108
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best view on Marseille !amazing place to visit.You can make wonderful pictures of the basilique and of the whole town from the terraces !

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Macjpa
Reviewed 1 week ago

do not try to walk up (going down is fine) instead get the bus or the motorised train from the port.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank dtwwilliams
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As said in the title this is a very beautiful church with fabulous views of Marseilles and its environs

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank PeripateticVintage
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The must-see attraction, or rather must-visit as you can see it from across town. Massive, impressive, yet moving. The interior is lined with plaques with votive prayers for the missing, sick or travellers; and votive thanks to Our Lady for restoring the sick, returning the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank BGPLondon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This basilica is obviously à place you need to go in Marseille, you can see "notre-dame" everywhere in the city, the architecture is amazing and the view over the city !!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank helene090578
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First get in shape to start the climb from the Vieux Port to Notre Dame de Bonne Garde. Yes, on foot because that’ s the way to discover Marseille bit by bit, from high to higher. Ans once you get there breath and give your...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank patrickruymen
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fantastic 360 degree view of Marseille from top of hill. Church is 19th century in the Byzantine style The interior is a gem and is not over the top. It was worth the trip to Marseille alone !!!!

Date of experience: December 2018
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January 26, 2019|
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Response from Vlad M | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can drive the car all the way up to the basilica. In addition to a relatively small common parking, there is one even smaller parking for disabled persons. The later one gives easier access.
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Response from deval33 | Reviewed this property |
you can try the tgv or you have the flexbus that should go from nice to marseille
April 10, 2018|
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Response from deval33 | Reviewed this property |
i do have three friends that do private tours of the monuments and other areas in marseille if you are interested i can pass you thier numbers