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Basilique Notre Dame de la Garde

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Reviewed March 19, 2019 via mobile

The Cathedral is located at the top of a hill and offers an almost 360 view of the city. Internal decoration is rich of details.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed March 18, 2019 via mobile

Beautiful church on top of a hill overlooking the city. Don’t try and walk, just get the Dotto train from the Vieux Port for €8.30, and sit back and relax. The train takes you along the corniche on the way up, so a little bit...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed March 16, 2019 via mobile

We didn’t care for Marseille all that much but this was a definite highlight. Absolutely beautiful with fantastic views.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank cloughiesgreenjumper
Reviewed March 15, 2019

A strenuous walk but worth it. A lovely church that gives a great view over the city. Only church I have found that has a drawbridge.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank HenryChettle
Reviewed March 14, 2019

This is a must do when in Marseille. A 360 degree platform around the Basilique provides amazing view of the entire city of Marseille as well as the Islands and Sea immediately surrounding. Once inside, the amount of detail on the Catheral is inspiring. There...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed March 10, 2019 via mobile

It s a must see. This cathedrale is located on a little high of a mount. Up there u can see MArseille fron the top. Great place to participate in the holly mass on sunday and to benefit from a great view outside

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed February 27, 2019

The architecture of this hill top church is fabulous and it provides stunning views over Marseille City. We arrived on the "hop on hop off bus" and there was a short climb up a steep hill, but as an alternative there is parking close to...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 21, 2019 via mobile

Had read reviews before visiting and knew we could take the bus to the top, but actually the walk up is lovely, lots of narrow streets, steep but very pretty! The views at the top are breathtaking, 360 views of Marseille, definitely not to be...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 17, 2019 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 February 15, 2019 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
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moorcroft16
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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SwaneeGan
August 1, 2018|
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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
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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
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