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Abbaye Saint Victor

3 rue de l Abbaye, 13007 Marseille, France
+33 4 96 11 22 60
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3 rue de l Abbaye, 13007 Marseille, France
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

yhr abbey Is the oldest church in Marseille. An imposing stone building overlooking the View Port, it contains interesting art objects - including some orthodox icons usually not found in catholic churches. The stained glass windows are simple but they project vivid colors on the...More

Thank R_TheReader
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Abbaye Saint Victor looks more like a fortress than a church from the outside. A service was on when we got here, so we could not get full access. An interesting building and worth a visit.

Thank roaming_kiwi58
Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

Simple and absolutely stunning. The Abbeye may be a bit out of the way but it's not to be missed. The little biscuit shop nearby is a plus.

Thank Jeff and Evelyn... W
Reviewed 28 October 2017

A really nice church / abbey. Nothing over the top just nice and peaceful and free to walk round - charge for the crypt. Lovely place

Thank Howard-Liverpool
Reviewed 25 October 2017

The church portion itself was fantastic, and the opposite to the famous basilica on the hill, in that it was dark, and relatively unadorned stonework. Somehow it was still very beautiful, and interesting. But the real find was the crypt, and worth the 2 euro...More

Thank canadianrogue
Reviewed 6 October 2017

A visit to the Abbaye Saint-Victor is well worth the short but steep climb up from the Quai Rive Neuve. The visitor is met by the austere façade of a building which resembles more a fortress with massive twin towers and crenellations than an abbey...More

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Reviewed 24 September 2017

The Abbaye Saint Victor lies on the site of one of the oldest Christian burial sites in Marseilles. The main church itself is an impressive building, clearly as much a fort as a place of worship, but it's the crypt that is the real gem....More

Thank essex-hiker-biker
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

The Abbey's austerity contrasts with other religious sites in Marseille its dark and beautiful interior eludes a sense of calm and solemnity. The modern glass installed in its renovation compliments the original buildings heavy roman architecture. For the more ghoulish it has a fascinating collection...More

Thank Butlerz
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

A must visit if you go to Marseille! A lot of history in the region linked to this Abbey. There is a customer information desk on entry - which is free. There is a video presentation available in French or English - please request at...More

2  Thank Fasttrack2015
Reviewed 23 August 2017

Building has a great view of the city and is a great place to take photos and relax. Biking around it was fun, but don't forget to stop and enjoy the views.

Thank rsmith843
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24 July 2016|
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Response from kathleen j | Reviewed this property |
Yes saint victor with the 4th century crypt is located near the entrance of the harbour on your Rt side opposite to the new museums on the left. Once on land walk along southern side of port and go up one street. You pay a... More
29 May 2016|
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Response from kathleen j | Reviewed this property |
Yes 2euros and it depends if you choose to sit in the crypt for meditation which can be a beautiful experience. 45 mins to view and read.