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Abbaye Saint Victor

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Address: 3, rue de l'Abbaye, 13007 Marseille, France
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+33 4 96 11 22 60
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Stumbled upon this abbey on the way to notre dame de la garde. Kept very simple so you can appreciate its original design. Very pretty abbey with plenty of authenticity.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stumbled upon this abbey on the way to notre dame de la garde. Kept very simple so you can appreciate its original design. Very pretty abbey with plenty of authenticity.

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

The Abbaye includes some relics of the oldest building in France. The main nave is beautiful and peaceful; it repays spending some time in walking around. The best part is the crypt (well worth the €2 charge), with many places and sarcophagi dating back to very early times, some to the 2nd century CE.

Thank Etosha
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

This historic Romanesque/Gothic style abbey church with (bell) towers was rebuilt around 1020 and is located near the Old Port of Marseille. The fortified walls were added during the enlargement of the church in 1365 and was also restored in the 19th C. The simple dark interior features a single rib vaulted nave with two aisles divided by eight high... More 

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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

I was on my way to Notre Dame de la Garde and passed by this site. It is free and offers you a good idea of an ancient time building.

Thank Jose Eduardo B
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

Beautiful building, it is definitely worth seeing from the inside. It is kept simple and so easy to imagine what it was like in ancient times. Sadly we could not visit the crypts but were able to see a short video about these and the black Madonna. Depending on the direction of your approach to the site, make sure you... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

It is nice to spend some time around the place and visit the inside unusual church. It was intresting to see the old building in Europe

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

After being in Europe for 1 month, one becomes slightly immune to the mangnificent beauty of European churches. Abbaye Saint Victor is different and captivating because of its sheer simplicity. It has remained untouched and unrenovated and in doing so, you can really understand the spiritual connection the worshippers achieved. There are no distractions or ornaments - it's just a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

This is the most simple beautiful catholic church I have ever walked in. This is a must see. I truly was moved upon leaving here. Make sure to visit the Cryptes too. You will leave just speechless.

Thank Jayne W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

We were in Marseille in last Christmas and visited this place. We took Bus 55 from the old port area. It took about 30 mins to reach St Victor stoppage. Saint Victor Abbey was built in 5th century and named after the the martyr Victor. This is the oldest abbey in south France. After seeing this abbey, we took bus... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

This amazing Gothic cathedral is located near the old port of Marseille. A great place that should be not missed.

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