Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, Marseille

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 overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.
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  • Ride the #60 bus up the hill to the church. The neighborhood on the way is unremarkable. When you arrive at the citadel, you are up so high that you can’t see anything but a blur of the city below...  more »
  • I used the hop on hop off bus to reach the cathedral. The visit requires climbing many steps but is well worth the view of the area and the inside of the cathedral.  more »
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  • 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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