While not one of the largest or most elaborate basilicas we've seen in Europe, Notre Dame de la Garde certainly was different. The entire interior is decorated with mosaic tile work which is beautiful. What was really different about this church compared to others was the very specific travel/nautical theme. Everywhere you looked there were boat parts incorporated into the architecture. I found it fascinating. Be sure to trek up the hill by foot or take the tourist "train" from the harbor. This train is actually a motorized shuttle done up like a train. We opted to get some exercise and hike up to it.
From the grounds of the basilica you get a panoramic view of Marseille and surrounding areas. Bring your camera for some really great memory making photos.
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