Basilique Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde

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79 Cours Pierre Puget, Marseille, France
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yannickG187 yannickG…
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La Bonne Mère ! Jun 11, 2011
Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde, also know as "La Bonne Mère" (the Good Mother) is the biggest symbol of Marseille and protects sailors and fishermen. It's the highest place in Marseille, pretty close to the center of the city.

Notre-Dame has been a church dedicated to the Virgin Mary, then a fortified town, then a prison for few weeks (!!) and finally a basilica.

The style of Notre-Dame is Neo-Byzantine as the Marseille Cathedral (Cathédrale de la Major).

The bottom part is named "The crypt", it's pretty dark and it's used to pray. The basilica is highly decorated and illuminated.
View from Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde
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yeaders yeaders
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Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde Apr 19, 2008
A must go place if you are in Marseille.The place is lovely with lots to see.The view of Marseille from the Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde is wonderful.The best way is a local tourist train that looks like a little steam train from the old port.It is quite steep if you want to walk.
Picture taken from the Notre-Dame-…
Butterfly971 Butterfl…
42 reviews
Amazing Notre dame de la Garde in Marseille Nov 17, 2006
From this beautiful basilica, you will see all the city of Marseille, with is famous port.

It's better to come here on a sunny day to have a better view. There are lot stairs, so get ready, LOL!! But when you'll be at the TOP, you'll be breathless...

The access to the Basilica is free and inside it's really beautiful with many gilded statues !!

Let me show you now...
Notre Damede la Garde
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ogster says:
Nice pictures! So you get to see beautiful building while getting exercise with all of those steps, haha! :)
Posted on: Jul 07, 2011

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