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“Beautiful historic church”

Basilique Notre Dame de la Garde
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Colorbus Marseille Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour
Ranked #1 of 278 things to do in Marseille
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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

We visited as part of the ‘Colorbus’ tour. There was quite a steep (but short) path to the church but it was completely worth it. Beautiful views of Marseille and a lovely experience. We visited the Basilique, which was peaceful but stunningly decorated, and the crypt. We were lucky to go on a sunny day which heightened the experience.

Thank Madison P
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

One can board bus from Vieux Port for the Notre Dame de la Garde.
The cathedral also houses a restaurant , a souvenir shop.
Do not forget to carry camera/bottled water/umbrella or jacket (depending on weather). But mostly believe that it will be windy due to location at height

1  Thank anshuman c
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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

As a church this is a powerful place so come as a tourist to see a wonderful building with FAB views of Marseille but come as a believer and it is simply a wonderful church. Shame today that the man in charge of the candles was singularly rude but no doubt God will forgive him. We all have bad days.

Thank ChrisWM-2468
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

There are buses and tourist "trains" that take people up to the Basilique, but if you are capable, I recommend that you walk up to it. You'll appreciate better the what most worshipers experienced over the history of this trip, and the importance it must have played in their lives.

The church itself has beautiful mosaics, to be sure. And the model ships hanging from the ceiling are a nice touch. But look closely at the testimonies from survivors of various tragedies to the intervention of N.D. de la Garde in saving them from death, and the many associated paintings depicting the various tempests, death-bed revivals, car and airplane crashes, and even aerial bombings. Whether or not you believe that divine intervention was involved, you cannot avoid being touched by the effects of all the amassed testimonies.

Thank Ronald_Peter
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

This church is incredibly beautiful. The inside is poor art and the outside has an outstanding architecture. The view from the town is fantastic. The place is easily accessed by the city centre with the bus. There are not many places too park a car, I would avoid it and take the bus.

1  Thank MariaEmiliaMiranda
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