It is the second most populated city in the country and is the most important commercial port of France and the Mediterranean.
We’ll show you the best places to visit if you go to Marseille.
A nice place that should not be missed while in the city of Marseille. You can take a walk and stop for fresh fish and seafood in one of the bars and restaurants in the area. Although the price can be a bit steep, you will enjoy the beautiful views and the special charm of this port.
NOTRE DAME DE LA GARDE BASILICA
This Catholic church was built by the architect Henri Espérandieu and is in a Romanesque-Byzantine style. It is located on a hill in Marseille, from where you can see almost the whole city while enjoying the fresh air and the views of the old port, historic area, nearby islands …
One of the characteristics that distinguishes this church from other French ones is the virgin that rises up to 160 metres in height and holds the baby Jesus in its arms. From below the hill, you just can’t appreciate the grandeur of the virgin, but once you are up there you will be amazed by its size.
CATHEDRAL OF SANTA MARÍA
The basilica of Santa Maria is the cathedral of Marseille. Its Romanesque-Byzantine style makes it unique and unusual in the country. It’s located on the outskirts of the city but you can see it from any point in Marseille.
Every August 15th a popular tradition is held consisting of a Marian procession on the day of the feast of the Assumption. They take the Golden Virgin in their arms of the from the cathedral and cross the city and people deliver messages, rosaries, present it to the children who try to touch it with golden handkerchiefs.