Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde is a Catholic Basilica in Marseille, France. Also known as "Our Lady of the Guard," it is a very popular icon in the city that sits on a limestone peak due to is height and proximity to the French coast.
Its construction was initiated by Father Bernard in 1853 and completed in 1864. The Basilica has two churches. The lower church has Romanesque architecture and the upper church has Neo-Byzantine mosaic architecture. The architect was Henri-Jacques Esperandieu. Its 135 ft bell tower houses a Madonna and Child statute made with gilded copper and gold leaf.Places nearby:
Les Arenes d'Arles: A Roman Amphitheatre in Southern France 74 km / 46 mi
Camargue Nature Park: Wild France At Its Best 74 km / 46 mi
The Arena: A Historic Amphitheatre 102 km / 63 mi
Les Jardins de la Fontaine: France's First Public Gardens 103 km / 64 mi
Marineland: Experience Sea Animals Up Close 146 km / 90 mi