Marseille, France

We did a Mediterranean cruise in 2013 and en route to Barcelona from Venice we stopped at Marseille in France. It was an extremely hot day when we disembarked to explore the city and over 40 deg C.

Marseille, a port city in southern France, has been a crossroads of immigration and trade since its founding by the Greeks circa 600 B.C. At its heart is the Vieux-Port (Old Port), where fishmongers sell their catch along the boat-lined quay. Basilique Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde is a Romanesque-Byzantine church. Modern landmarks include Le Corbusier’s influential Cité Radieuse complex and Zaha Hadid’s CMA CGM Tower.

Église Notre-Dame-des-Accoules

We came across this beautiful gothic-styled Catholic church as we wandered around central Marseille.

We wandered around the interesting small streets which were all painted a yellow-ochre colour and some were adorned with colourful graffiti.

Cathédrale La Major

Marseille Cathedral is a Roman Catholic cathedral, and a national monument of France, located in Marseille. It has been a basilica minor since 1896. It is the seat of the Archdiocese of Marseille. We took a welcome visit inside this church away from the heat and into the cool of the interior.

Walking back to the Old Port area we got a magnificent view over the harbour area with the Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde church on the opposite hill.


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