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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is a must see in Marseille. You can easily get here on A local bus that will drop you off right in front. The views of Marseille and the sea are incredible. The inside of the church is amazing. Be sure to allow adequate time to enjoy this beautiful place.

Thank SueInClearwater
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Took a Sunday hike up (reasonably easy with 20-degree slope) from downtown Marseille. The view at the top is magnificent. Highly recommended ... you can also take a bus or a taxi to get there.

Thank Dangoh
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Worth the trip to the top for the incredible views, but the cathedral has its own unique beauty as well.

Love the Romanesque style of the cathedral. The interior is a beautiful sight. Love the colors and my kids loved the hanging ships.

Best way to see Marseille, from a distance.

Thank Lindsay P
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We visited the Notre Dame de la Garde on a tuk tuk tour...I didn't know it was on our tour so this was a nice surprise! Such a beautiful basilique! The views inside and out were amazing.

Thank prayl0419
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I am not the first one to say or write this but it is a MUST when in Marseille.
It is a spectacular place with a special charm where we spent almost 2 hours partly because of the breathtaking views. You can see the entire city and huge it is and all surroundings.
The church itself is gorgeous place with rich paintings and unusual decorations: the hanging strings with ships are very intriguing.
Actually it is not that difficult to reach the church by foot from the old port. It seems very high up the hill though it is very doable. If you still want to take bus: bus 60 departs directly from old port.
One hint: if you look at the church from a parking lot down right the church seems to be placed on the ship - it was a discovery for me.

Thank BorisB3
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Church is beautiful and has several terraces where you can get amazing views of the whole city. Definitely worth going up especially just before sunset so you can see the city below in daylight and nighttime.

Thank nuyu2013
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The architecture itself of Basilique Notre Dame de la Garde in beautiful and quite a marvel. Although it is encroached on by commercial installations in the lower level, the church still stands majestically. Plus the terrace at the entry level of the church offers a stunning Mediterranean sea view. It is really worth a visit. I did enjoy the place.

Thank natasbones
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It is worth the climb to the top of this structure. 360 degree views of the city and a nice place to sit in the sun. Perfect activity if you are looking to expend some energy on the climb. Car transport available too.

Thank Cocobear948
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

....and save yoirself the epic up hill walk to Notre Dame which is an absolutely stunning building that is well worth the effort to see. Then there is the panoramic views across the city once you've got therw which are spectacular. There is a small restaurant/coffee shop. The landtrain was around.8 euros per person and takes 1.5hours stopping for 25mins at the top. Great if you have small kids to get you there. There is still alot of steps once you arrive which is a consideration perhaps for older visitors

Thank GC1515
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is top of the hill with 360 vistas of the city. There were a number of stairs but there is also an elevator at least from the lower level gift shop 2 deck and likely from 1 deck up to 6 deck gift shop. Views are amazing. The basilica was not as large as expected but seemed more of a place to pray for protection of ships than a place of worship for a city. It also seemed to be an historic attraction filled with tourists.
You could walk here, if you knew the way and could cope going uphill and climbing steps. We took the tourist train from the inner harbour.

Thank jim t
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