Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, Marseille

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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 overwhelming when you use Inspirock's itinerary maker.
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  • The temple on the hills of Marseille and the church is golden and decorated with stripes everywhere. The hill have a wide view overlooking the city of Marseille and the sea 🌊  more »
  • It's the place that locals go to to watch the sunset; I never made it for the sunset, but did get to see as much of the complex that was open. As mentioned before, it's a steep trek up the mountain...  more »
  • 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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