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“Great views & tranquil basilique”

Basilique Notre Dame de la Garde
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Reviewed December 30, 2013

We were in Marseille and did not know what to do. Drove up to the Basilique (imagine quite a hike by foot - there seemed to be a bus service as well). Firstly was impressed that the parking was free and well laid out. (Parking fees wind me up - so this was a positive.)

The views of Marseille are really very impressive - not such much in 'glamour' but gives great perspective and very varied. Across the old harbour, out to sea, back over the 'OM' football stadium to the hills beyond.

The Basilique itself is also very pleasant. Loverly mosaics inside - and some of the alcoves covered with paintings. Quite unusual in that not of religious theme but boats/ships etc reflection the 'protection' provided to the seafarers of Marseille. Was different and interesting.

If in Marseille - would definitely recommend.

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Reviewed December 29, 2013

This is the first place I go to every time I travel to Marseille, the best way to capture the beauty of the city and its surroundings

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Reviewed December 29, 2013

This Basilique is one of the most magnificant churches we have seen on our travels. It is worth visiting not only for the Basilique itself but also for the wonderful view of Marseille. Well worth a visit.

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Reviewed December 20, 2013

Stunning architecture, its a must see place in Marseille. Best place to see this building from its from yacht (water)

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Reviewed December 17, 2013

This Basilica is well worth a visit. Situated high above Marseilles, you have fantastic views of the city. The basilica itself is awesome! You do need to be fairly mobile to get to it as there are a number of stairs to climb. When you reach the lower levels of the cathedral itself there is an elevator to take you to the upper levels. If you are fit enough - climb the stairs all the way - the views are worth the effort and the cathedral is beautiful.

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