Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde is a Roman Catholic basilica in Marseille, France. The basilica was built from 1852 to 1873, it was designed by architect Henri-Jacques Esperandieu. It is a landmark of the city of Marseille, built at its highest point and on the site of an ancient fort. It is an imposing structure with beautiful architecture, its lower/upper churches and bell tower being a mix of Byzantine and Romanesque styles. The numerous mosaics at the basilica are pleasing on the eye. The basilica is a popular place of worship in the city of Marseille.
The basilica is situated at the highest point in the city. You can get there by taking the 60 bus that travels to its entrance.
Opening Times and Admission
In the summer months (April to September), the basilica is open from 7 am to 7.15 pm. In the winter (October to March), the basilica is open from 7 am to 6.15 pm. Admission is free.