Basilique Notre Dame de la Garde

Basilique Notre Dame de la Garde

Basilique Notre Dame de la Garde
4.5
7:00 AM - 6:15 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 6:15 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 6:15 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 6:15 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 6:15 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 6:15 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 6:15 PM
Sunday
7:00 AM - 6:15 PM
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  • KnitsbyConnie
    515 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Hike to the Top for a beautiful view
    Once you get to the top, which is on level 6 you are rewarded with a wonderful view. Hold on to your hat/cap, on our visit the wind was brisk, it grab the cap, and off it went to the roof of one of the attached buildings, but there was no way to retrieve the hat, all we could was look at it. The church and other little nooks with exhibits were interesting to view.
    Visited June 2023
    Written 3 July 2023
  • VickyLargs
    Largs, United Kingdom179 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful basilica - can’t miss it in Marseille!
    We knew we didn’t want to climb. So we took bus #60, which took us right to the lower level of the grounds of Basilica. From there it was a couple of flights of stairs to reach the top at level 6. Wonderful views will reward you at the top and the little breeze will be saving you from summer heat.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 6 July 2023
  • Kate P
    Epsom, United Kingdom47 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful views
    We were visiting the city for the day so this was on the to do list. It didn’t disappoint. We climbed the mammoth steps up and as we got to the top, the sun took the clouds away to delight us with the stunning views of the city. There is a little tourist train that you can take up if you don’t fancy the 160 steps (I think!)
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 12 August 2023
  • DystopianNomad
    Marseille, France24 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Placed at ahigh vantage point and offering a 360° view of the entire city. Spectacular views.
    The Dystopian Nomad and friends stopped over by this beauty of a basilica. But, the trip upwards to the basilica, and on food is not for the faint of heart. We basically duped ourselves into thinking that we can easily do it, and by the time we realised the task, it was too late and we had to keep going. So, the basilica offers an impressive 360° view of the entire city of Marseille. Amazing and stunning views up to the peripheries of Marseille. Simply beautiful. The Basilica itself is also a work of wonder. We went up into the crypt, which has a sort of mini chapel and alter inside it. Then we went up and visited the main chapel, which is gorgeous. The terrasse which surrounds the church offers breath taking views. Do visit this church, it is a very lovely place.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 4 October 2023
  • Naija M
    Algiers, Algeria667 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    You see it everywhere you go
    Ii suppose this is the Marseille equivalent of the Eiffel Tower in the sense that wherever you go in the city you seem to still be able to see it. I walked up the hill to reach it, it’s not that demanding. The 360 degree views of the city are amazing.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 25 December 2023
  • Andrew Q
    334 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic Views
    There is a little train that takes you from near the port all the way to the top, or you can drive. For whatever reason the main church was not open the day we were there but we could get into the crypt. The main attraction is the fantastic view, 360 degrees around, of the city and the sea.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 31 December 2023
  • Olive Z
    Singapore, Singapore1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A great experience here
    This is a beautiful church with a beautiful ceiling. There is no admission fee. This building is majestically located on the top of a hill. We took an Uber and got dropped off at the entrance. You can also take a sightseeing bus from Minato City. The view of the city and the Mediterranean Sea from here is beautiful. Highly recommend this attraction.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 19 January 2024
  • nitoar2012
    Toronto, Canada58 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful view of Marseille and the harbour
    Beautiful church and fabulous view. We took the number 60 bus from the Vieux Port and it worked really well. It’s a bit of a hike on foot otherwise. We didn’t stay too long but it was enough to enjoy the view for miles in all directions and see how huge a city Marseille is. The interior of the church is fascinating either hanging wooden boats of all types within the church itself. I’ve never seen anything like it. I’m so glad I finally got up there after seeing the church from afar when I visited Marseille before.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 14 March 2024
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PaulHatton
Isle of Man, UK390 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Took the bus as my wife wanted to visit.
Great views from the patio, but the basilica outside and in is all I dislike about the church.
Far too much gold and splendor, which completely contradicts what they teach.
"Sell everything you have and give the money to the poor"
The building must be worth millions, if they have that much they 'could' be doing so much good to alleviate poverty in France
Written 22 April 2024
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Rodney P
Auckland, New Zealand312 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Take Bus #60 from the old port to save you walking. The views from this Cathedral are worth the effort ( but the crowds can be overwhelming so choose the quieter time of the day to go)
Written 22 April 2024
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Pistachon279
Cancun, Mexico10,999 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
One of the main attractions in town from old port, we took a bus 60 to the basilic, the bus ticket is two euros, 15 minutes ride only. The view is fantastic, free entrance.
Written 16 April 2024
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nitoar2012
Toronto, Canada58 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Beautiful church and fabulous view. We took the number 60 bus from the Vieux Port and it worked really well. It’s a bit of a hike on foot otherwise. We didn’t stay too long but it was enough to enjoy the view for miles in all directions and see how huge a city Marseille is. The interior of the church is fascinating either hanging wooden boats of all types within the church itself. I’ve never seen anything like it. I’m so glad I finally got up there after seeing the church from afar when I visited Marseille before.
Written 14 March 2024
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Buzios_PW
Hayling Island, UK90 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
This is a beautiful basilica standing high above Marseille and with stunning views of the city and the sea with the various islands. The interior is stunning also.

It would be quite a trek up to it on foot. We went to it using the little tourist train which runs from the Vieux Port and I would highly recommend that as it takes a lovely route along the coastal road and takes you right up to the Basilica.
Written 12 February 2024
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Olive Z
Singapore, Singapore1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Family
This is a beautiful church with a beautiful ceiling. There is no admission fee. This building is majestically located on the top of a hill. We took an Uber and got dropped off at the entrance. You can also take a sightseeing bus from Minato City. The view of the city and the Mediterranean Sea from here is beautiful. Highly recommend this attraction.
Written 20 January 2024
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Andrew Q
Sydney334 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
There is a little train that takes you from near the port all the way to the top, or you can drive. For whatever reason the main church was not open the day we were there but we could get into the crypt. The main attraction is the fantastic view, 360 degrees around, of the city and the sea.
Written 31 December 2023
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Naija M
Algiers, Algeria667 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Solo
Ii suppose this is the Marseille equivalent of the Eiffel Tower in the sense that wherever you go in the city you seem to still be able to see it. I walked up the hill to reach it, it’s not that demanding. The 360 degree views of the city are amazing.
Written 25 December 2023
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MontySpi
Toronto, Canada445 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Perched on a high hill overlooking the city of Marseille, the basilica has amazing views of the city and area. Although we did not feel that the church's decorations were as amazing as many other European churches, it is the look-out points that were the main attraction for us.

Instead of purchasing the tourist tram ticket, and standing in long queues of fellow travellers, it may be a good idea to purchase a 24-hour bus pass for 5.20 Euros, and go wherever you want, whenever the bus schedule permits.

Use an on-line map to find a bus stop for bus # 60, which will bring you to the basilica parking lot. You will see the tourist tram/train parked adjacent to the public bus stop. It appeared that the public bus had a more frequent schedule with fewer passengers.

The ride up and down the mountain was an enjoyable part of the trip; at a few junctures there were tight corners and for parts of the downhill route, the skilled bus driver seemed to race his 40-tonne Ferrari.
Written 18 October 2023
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DystopianNomad
Marseille, France24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
The Dystopian Nomad and friends stopped over by this beauty of a basilica.
But, the trip upwards to the basilica, and on food is not for the faint of heart. We basically duped ourselves into thinking that we can easily do it, and by the time we realised the task, it was too late and we had to keep going.
So, the basilica offers an impressive 360° view of the entire city of Marseille. Amazing and stunning views up to the peripheries of Marseille. Simply beautiful.
The Basilica itself is also a work of wonder. We went up into the crypt, which has a sort of mini chapel and alter inside it. Then we went up and visited the main chapel, which is gorgeous.
The terrasse which surrounds the church offers breath taking views.
Do visit this church, it is a very lovely place.
Written 4 October 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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