Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, Marseille

Climb up the hill for a beautiful view of the bay from Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, located at the highest natural point in Marseille. This Catholic basilica, showing Roman architectural influences, is the town's most prominent landmark. The church was built by the architect Henri-Jacques Espérandieu on a 149 m (490 ft) limestone outcrop on the south side of the old port. Seek out the great bell and silver statues of religious figures within the basilica. Planning Marseille trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.
Create an itinerary including Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
map
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde Tours
View more tours
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
10,196 reviews
Google
4.7
TripAdvisor
  • The Esplanade, we have a beautiful view on the old port. One can easily walk from the port.
    View original
  • Place sublime... When I'm up there with my daughter on a gorgeous day in September, the air smelled pine trees, the sea... The view on all this blue, this greenery down the city, perfect harmony... The beautiful interior Byzantine romano with the ex-votos of fishermen and sailors... I've lived that day under the gentle kindness of the good mother a rare moment of happiness perfect...
    View original
  • How to get to Marseille without getting the "good mother" pilgrimage, but also magnificent view despite the strong cold wind we liked a lot
    View original
Google
  • The view from Notre Dame de la Garde Church is stunning. The Church is the tallest point in the city and you can see forever or so it seems. Beautiful Church and a view you do not want to miss.
  • The church is beautifully decorated inside, so don't let the simple outside fool you. The view is amazing, and the terraces are big enough for all the turists. The access should be better.
  • An amazing Church with fantastic views over Marseille. If you walk there you will appreciate it even more.
  • The church has a lot of history and filled with jaw breakinng scenic lookout view points and it's a place you can just get immesered pure beauty of the landscape. The basilica was a piligrim spot in France. The journey all the way to the top is quite interesting and exciting. Quickest way to get the top is by taking the bus No.60 from Old Port. There's a exclusive souvenir store and a restaurant adjoining it. You can see whole of Marseille from there and there are some special souvenir which you can get from the dispening machine. Just be careful it's a basilica and maintain discipline.
  • Beautiful building with nice views of Marseille. It is very easy to get there by public transportation. Watch out for the schedule and the way to get back.
Places to stay near Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde

Plan your trip to Marseille

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans to Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde by other users

7 days in South of France BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 13 days in Switzerland, Italy & France BY A USER FROM THAILAND December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur BY A USER FROM ISRAEL September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Marseille BY A USER FROM TURKEY June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 33 days in France & Monte-Carlo BY A USER FROM PORTUGAL July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 43 days in France BY A USER FROM SOUTH KOREA June, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: June, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 17 days in Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA September, culture, outdoors, romantic, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, romantic, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 24 days in France BY A USER FROM FRANCE June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 16 days in France BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 22 days in France, Italy & Monaco-Ville BY A USER FROM CANADA June, kids, popular PREFERENCES: June, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Marseille BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS June, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 22 days in Europe BY A USER FROM CANADA July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans