Provence and the Côte d’Azur – Day 3: Notre Dame de la Garde and Hôtel de Ville

Today was a rainy and windy day. So I only did some “indoor” sightseeing.

The Notre Dame de la Garde is a Byzatine basilica in Marseille and is situated on a 162 m high hill, the highest point in Marseille. On the top of the basilica you can see the gilded statue of Virgin Mary.

The basilica also gives you a wonderful 360° panorama view of Marseille.

Panorama View of Marseille
Panorama View of Marseille

Later I visited the City Hall of Marseille. By the way, yesterday and today was the “Journées Européennes du Patrimoine” with extraordinary and/or free openings of some places. Some places only opens at these days. So it’s always a good idea to visit Marseille on these days.

Hôtel de Ville (City Hall of Marseille)
Hôtel de Ville (City Hall of Marseille)
Hôtel de Ville (City Hall of Marseille)
Hôtel de Ville (City Hall of Marseille)

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