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Notre-Dame de la Garde – Marseille

Marseille, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur, France

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24 Nov 2020

About Notre-Dame de la Garde – Marseille

Notre-Dame de la Garde is a nineteenth century basilica in Marseille.

Built in 1853 in a Neo-Byzantine style, Notre-Dame de la Garde replaced the original thirteenth century church in this location, which had been fortified in the sixteenth century only to be destroyed in the French Revolution.

Notre-Dame de la Garde overlooks the city and the harbour, its high position making it a favoured lookout point. Inside, visitors can enjoy its multicoloured decorations, crypt and pretty mosaics.

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