Marseille France Tourist Information and Travel Guide
The Notre Dame de la Garde Basilica (Basilique) is the beautiful Catholic church that overlooks Marseille France. Perched on a hilltop south of the Vieux Port (Old Port), it features a panoramic view of Marseille, the mountains, the Mediterranean Sea and nearby islands.
Built in the 19th century the Romanesque-Byzantine style basilica is one of Marseille's top tourist attractions. Visitors who are unable to manage the hike to the hilltop can catch the little tourist train that shuttles passengers between the Old Port and the mountain top.
The Basilique Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde can be found in Marseille's 6th Arrondissement.