Looking at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Gard from a distance, the gray and white marble buildings, and the gorgeous Neo-Byzantine churches will surely attract you there. Inside the church, the red and white marble and the magnificent frescoes are extremely gorgeous.
From all angles of Marseille, you can clearly see the golden Virgin and Child at the top of the temple. This statue of the Virgin and Child, which can be seen from afar, is also the protector of sailors, fishermen and all Maasai people. Reason for recommendation: There is a viewing platform under the Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Guardian. This is the best place to overlook the entire Marseille and the Port of Marseille. If you visit the sea, you can also see the prototype of the prison in "The Count of Monte Cristo": Chateau d’If . The viewing platform is especially suitable for watching the sunset. In summer, the sunset is relatively late, so you can come early and admire the inside of the temple first, otherwise the door will close at six and you will not be able to enter.
The Notre-Dame de Garde Cathedral is also a very important church. This church is the most famous building in Provence. It has hundreds of years of history and has many different historical stories. It was briefly occupied by a country during World War II.
The Basilica of Our Lady of Garde is a symbol of Marseille. It is built on a hill 150 meters high. From here you can overlook the whole city of Marseille and the Mediterranean landscape. From the old port of Marseille, you can see the Cathedral of Our Lady of Garde standing on the high ground, and from the church you can see the panorama of Marseille and the Isle of Yves. The exterior and interior of the church are very magnificent and beautiful. Above the main building of the cathedral, there is a golden gilded Madonna with a height of 9.7 meters. It is said that this glittering Madonna can be seen from almost any angle in Marseille. The cathedral is an attraction that cannot be overlooked in Marseille.
Located on the hill near the port of Marseille, the church can be seen towering into the clouds from the city of Marseille, which is the commanding height of the whole city of Marseille. The volume of the church is not very large, and it is definitely inferior to the famous European cathedrals in the world. However, the church occupies an excellent geographical location. The rooftop surrounding the church overlooks the romantic scenery of Marseille and the Mediterranean, which is refreshing. You can go up the mountain by bus or walk up the mountain, and the church is open for free. You must not miss it when you get to Marseille.
On the hills of Marseille, you can take the No. 60 train by the Ferris wheel on the old harbor, and tickets can be purchased in the nearby subway station. Unfortunately, we went on strike with French workers, so we changed to the sightseeing train, which includes going up and down the hill. The church can overlook the city of Marseille 360 degrees and has a great view. The interior of the church is also very distinctive, with a variety of marine elements, frescoes and hanging decorations, very special. A must-see when in Marseille, highly recommended ～
The Roman-Byzantine exterior is very different from the Gothic spire, and the Virgin Mary is the symbol of Marseille and the patron saint of sailors, fishermen and all Marseilles. In the mid-19th century, the church was expanded with the architect Esperandieu, whose interior is decorated with tall domes, coloured marble and marvelous mosaics, with a brilliant and magnificent effect of gold foil. Unlike other churches, the interior walls are decorated with paintings donated by believers, tarot cards, model ships, and war medals, and even ship models are hung to highlight marseilles' navigational features. The church, located on a hill 154 meters high, has an extended viewing platform outside, and is a great place to see the panoramic view of Marseille and the Mediterranean islands, where boats shuttle between and from the distant Mediterranean.