Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, Marseille

Must see · Religious Site · Tourist Spot
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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  • Went to this basilique on an extremely hot day. Unfortunately the basilique is on a hill, so I had to walk up to get there. The view is really nice and so was the cool breeze on top. The basilique...  more »
  • Walk up there!! An amazing experience starting with a beautiful walk up to the Basilique (fitness required!). The site and view are so beautiful. The Basilique is small and quirky... boats pending...  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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