Title in french : Basilique Notre Dame de la Garde
Type : monument
City : Marseille
Notre-Dame de la Garde, the « Bonne mère » (Good Mother), the protective, has become the emblem of Marseilles.
I must say it is the pride of the place and it would be a shame not to visit it as the view is breathtaking. Marseilles is all spread out in font of you, and the game often consists in trying to identify elements of this huge chessboard.
It is pleasant to stroll through the gardens, enjoy a sunbath sheltered from the mistral, just take time to breathe.
Inside the Basilica, its austere crypt and ex-votos are also essential.
Come on, do not resist your pleasure, even Marseilles people are not tired of it!