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How to visit the prison cell of The Count of Monte Cristo in MarseilleHow to taste the pastis in MarseilleHow to walk through the Old Port in MarseilleHow to climb the roof of the Basilica Notre-Dame de la Garde in MarseilleHow to try bouillabaisse in MarseilleHow to buy fresh oysters in the Old Port in MarseilleHow to climb to the St. Mary's Lighthouse in Marseille13 things to doin Marseille
The Basilica Notre-Dame de la Garde is located on the highest part of Marseille and became the most-visited sight in the city.
The basilica was built in the highest point in Marseille and replaced the church also named Notre-Dame de la Garde. You can see it from any part of the city.
Local citizenes call this basilica "Good Mother" ( La Bonne Mère) and regard it as a city-keeper.
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Notre-Dame de la Garde on the mapLocation: Rue Fort du Sanctuaire
More places to visit in Marseille
The Old Port
The first french port, the Old Port, called Vieux-Port, was built in 600 B.C. And plenty of yachts and fishmen boats are moored here nowadays.6
Four des Navettes bakery
The oldest bakery in Marseilles that is famous for traditional Provence busсits called navett which are baking in the shape of boats.2
An impregnable citadel, a fort on the If island, which was built to protect Marseille from any conquerors attacking from the sea.5
In the museum gathered the most incredible inhabitants of the seas and oceans from tiny plankton to gigantic stuffed animals and skeletons of a whales or octopus.0
The majestic medieval building Fort Saint-Jean is located on the demi-island in the north part of Marseille harbor.2