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Toulon
Toulon Cathedral

Marseille
Notre-Dame de lar Garde
Abbey of St Victor
 
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Toulon
Toulon Cathedral

 
Located in the centre of the old town near the waterfront of Toulon, construction on the Cathedral, known as the Cathedral Notre-Dame-de-la-Seds, started in 1096 on the orders of Gilbert de Boson, Count of Provence to offer thanks to the Virgin for his safe return from the Crusades. Built on the site of a former church which was on the site since the 5th century, the cathedral took 700 years to build and consists of a mixture of styles including Romanesque, Gothic and Classical. READ MORE
 

 
Marseille
Notre-Dame de la Garde

The Catholic Basilica built in 1852 on the foundations of a 16th-century fort situated on a hill overlooking Marseille. With its crypt hewn out of the rock the basilica with its 11.2 meter high statue of the Madonna and Child made of copper and gilded with gold leaf on the top of its Bell Tower, is the most-visited site in Marseille.  READ MORE 
 
 
 

 
Abbey of Saint Victor
 


The Abbey of Saint Victor, Marseille was built in the 11th and 14th centuries, and stands over an earlier crypt that houses early Christian sarcophagi. Between 11th and 18th centuries the abbey played an important role in Christianity’s development in the Mediterranean. READ MORE

 

 

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