Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, Marseille

Climb up the hill for a beautiful view of the bay from Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, located at the highest natural point in Marseille. This Catholic basilica, showing Roman architectural influences, is the town's most prominent landmark. The church was built by the architect Henri-Jacques Espérandieu on a 149 m (490 ft) limestone outcrop on the south side of the old port. Seek out the great bell and silver statues of religious figures within the basilica. Planning Marseille trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.
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  • Of course I've seen a lot better. However, since there is not much to see in Marseilles, it is one of the places to go.
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  • We climbed up to the hilltop, but you can ride the street train. The view is great! All Marseille. The tall church is not very big, inside is beautifully ornamented. I admired the frescoes on the ceil...  more »
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  • Definitely worth a nice walk up from the centre of town to the top of the hill - takes you through some good streets to look at. it is very impressive on the inside and some incredible views from the outside. I will warn you though it's very popular.
  • Beautiful sights of the city. Lovely building. We climbed the steps, there is also the option to park next to the church (top of the hill) or you can also take an elevator if you are not driving. We went in March and there was plenty parking space.
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