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Abbaye Saint Victor

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Address: 3, rue de l'Abbaye, 13007 Marseille, France
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+33 4 96 11 22 60
15:00 - 17:30
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Imposing Fortified Abbey Church!

This historic Romanesque/Gothic style abbey church with (bell) towers was rebuilt around 1020 and is located near the Old Port of Marseille. The fortified walls were added... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This historic Romanesque/Gothic style abbey church with (bell) towers was rebuilt around 1020 and is located near the Old Port of Marseille. The fortified walls were added during the enlargement of the church in 1365 and was also restored in the 19th C. The simple dark interior features a single rib vaulted nave with two aisles divided by eight high... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was on my way to Notre Dame de la Garde and passed by this site. It is free and offers you a good idea of an ancient time building.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful building, it is definitely worth seeing from the inside. It is kept simple and so easy to imagine what it was like in ancient times. Sadly we could not visit the crypts but were able to see a short video about these and the black Madonna. Depending on the direction of your approach to the site, make sure you... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

It is nice to spend some time around the place and visit the inside unusual church. It was intresting to see the old building in Europe

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

After being in Europe for 1 month, one becomes slightly immune to the mangnificent beauty of European churches. Abbaye Saint Victor is different and captivating because of its sheer simplicity. It has remained untouched and unrenovated and in doing so, you can really understand the spiritual connection the worshippers achieved. There are no distractions or ornaments - it's just a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

This is the most simple beautiful catholic church I have ever walked in. This is a must see. I truly was moved upon leaving here. Make sure to visit the Cryptes too. You will leave just speechless.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

We were in Marseille in last Christmas and visited this place. We took Bus 55 from the old port area. It took about 30 mins to reach St Victor stoppage. Saint Victor Abbey was built in 5th century and named after the the martyr Victor. This is the oldest abbey in south France. After seeing this abbey, we took bus... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

This amazing Gothic cathedral is located near the old port of Marseille. A great place that should be not missed.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

It is a amazing place, very peaceful, and it have a great view of the city there, an unique architecture !

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

I went to Abbaye Saint Victor expecting to be visiting yet another dull and boring church. On arrival I was surprised at how peaceful and quiet it was. Hardly anyone was there. In my head I thought, yeah, because it is a load of a waste of time. I walked in, and opted to visit the site alone (with the... More 

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