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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  • We recommend this visit. We took La Petit Train, but you can also arrive by car, or foot, but it's a long steep hill! The Basiique is imposing outside and in. In spite of many visitors, the...  more »
  • A must do in Marseille! What to say, exectp that you have to go there! The outside provides tremendous views of the city with great light. The inside is also amazing, dedicated to good luck for the...  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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