Walking the Best Religious Sites of Marseille, Marseille

Marseille is rich in sacred places, religious sights and buildings. Most of them represent Roman-Byzantine style and wouldn’t leave you indifferent. Often their interior is decorated with inlaid marble, mosaics and murals.
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Walking the Best Religious Sites of Marseille Map

Guide Name: Walking the Best Religious Sites of Marseille
Guide Location: France » Marseille (See other walking tours in Marseille)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.7 km
Author: kane
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La Cathedrale de la Nouvelle Major

1) La Cathedrale de la Nouvelle Major (must see)

Marseille Cathedral, or Cathédrale de la Major, is a Roman Catholic cathedral, and a national monument of France. It has been a basilica minor since 1896. It is the seat of the Archdiocese of Marseille (formerly the Diocese of Marseille until its elevation in 1948).

The present cathedral, the "Nouvelle Major", was built on an enormous scale in Byzantine-Roman style from 1852 to 1896 on the site used for the cathedrals of Marseille since the fifth century, principally by the...   view more
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Chapelle Sainte Catherine

2) Chapelle Sainte Catherine

Chapelle Sainte Catherine is a splendid sanctuary dating back to the 17th century. As you enter the chapel, you will see an amazing set of tapestries that beautify the building. In addition to its religious purposes, Chapelle Sainte Catherine is known to hold occasional classical and choral...   view more
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Eglise Saint-Laurent

3) Eglise Saint-Laurent

A Roman-Provincial church constructed in the 12th century, Eglise Saint-Laurent is a gorgeous Catholic church that, together with the Saint Catherine chapel, withstood the destruction of the Saint-Jean district during the German occupation. The church possesses different works of art from the late Gothic period, found only in...   view more
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Eglise Saint Charles

4) Eglise Saint Charles

Eglise Saint Charles is a fine example of neoclassical architecture. It was first erected in 1826 and later underwent a number of renovations. The church has an exceptional organ, and classical concerts take place here...   view more
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Basilique St. Victor

5) Basilique St. Victor (must see)

The Abbey of St. Victor, or Basilique St. Victor, is a late Roman former monastic foundation named after the local soldier saint and martyr, Victor of Marseilles.

In about 415, John Cassian founded two monasteries of St. Victor at Marseille, one for men (the later Abbey of St. Victor), the other for women. In the fifth century the monastery of St. Victor and the church of Marseille were greatly troubled by the Semipelagian heresy, and the layman Hilary and Saint Prosper of Aquitaine begged...   view more
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Notre-Dame de la Garde

6) Notre-Dame de la Garde (must see)

Notre-Dame de la Garde is an ornate Neo-Byzantine church which is situated at the highest natural point in Marseille, a 532 feet limestone outcrop on the south side of the Old Port and it is the site of a popular annual pilgrimage every Assumption Day.

Built by architect Henri-Jacques Espérandieu, the basilica was consecrated on 5 June 1864. It replaced a church of the same name built in 1214 and reconstructed in the 15th century. The basilica was built on the foundations of a 16th-century...   view more
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Eglise du Sacré-Coeur

7) Eglise du Sacré-Coeur

The church was built between 1920 and 1947. You will notice a mixture of Roman-Byzantine and eclectic styles. In June, the ‘magistrate's vows’ remain a tradition here. Inside, the sublime marble, granite, mosaics and stained-glass windows mix well. A Pietà (Virgin) signed by the sculptor Louis Botinelly and stained-glass windows by Henri Pinta make it well worth the...   view more
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Walking Tours in Marseille, France

Create Your Own Walk in Marseille

Create Your Own Walk in Marseille

Creating your own self-guided walk in Marseille is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Daily Life in Marseille

Daily Life in Marseille

When you take this route, you'll have the opportunity to visit spots of locals' everyday life and get a glimpse of what it is like to live in Marseille. Come early at the harbor to see fishermen departing into the sea, do some shopping at a local market, enjoy a cup of coffee in the café around the corner. You will have a lot of fun on this tour.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.3 km
Historical Walking Tour in Marseille

Historical Walking Tour in Marseille

As Marseilles is the oldest city in France, it has a lot to offer visitors interested in history. It has many ancient buildings and churches of historical interest. All of these ancient buildings are very popular among tourists and have a rich history. Don't miss the chance to visit some of its most interesting constructions.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.8 km
City Orientation Walk I

City Orientation Walk I

Located on the Mediterranean coast of France, Marseille is the largest commercial port and the second most populous city in France. Being also the country's oldest, the city is known for its ancient heritage, distinctive culture, ethnic diversity and strong identity, all of which secures for Marseille the status of a major tourist destination. Follow this orientation walk to explore some of the top attractions of Marseille.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.1 km
Marseille's Museums Walking Tour

Marseille's Museums Walking Tour

Marseille, as the oldest city of France, has a rich history. It is home of diverse museums and galleries. Many of them are beautiful and interesting buildings which have become important landmarks. This walking tour will take you to them to know better understand French history and culture.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.4 km
City Orientation Walk II

City Orientation Walk II

Located on the Mediterranean coast of France, Marseille is the largest commercial port and the second most populous city in France. Being also the country's oldest, the city is known for its ancient heritage, distinctive culture, ethnic diversity and strong identity, all of which secures for Marseille the status of a major tourist destination. Follow this orientation walk to explore some of the top attractions of Marseille.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.4 km
Sweet Tooth Tour in Marseille

Sweet Tooth Tour in Marseille

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Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.7 km