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Abbaye Saint Victor

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Address: 3 rue de l Abbaye, 13007 Marseille, France
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+33 4 96 11 22 60
15:00 - 17:30
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Rich and fascinating history of Abbaye Saint-Victor

Abbaye Saint-Victor is very close to the Old Port and it is very easy to have a walk from the Old Port. After the French Revolution this Abbaye was stripped from its treasures and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Gaetano A
Malton, United Kingdom
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Malton, United Kingdom
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288 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Abbaye Saint-Victor is very close to the Old Port and it is very easy to have a walk from the Old Port. After the French Revolution this Abbaye was stripped from its treasures and it was used as a warehouse and prison. This Abbaye has outstanding rich and fascinating history with a fortress like feel and the ancient crypt which... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

The church is amazing, not that many people inside. Peaceful place with a crypt. The church is free to entry, crypt upon 2€ fee.. Worth it!

Thank Marek T
Split-Dalmatia County, Croatia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Modest but interesting church that we`ve "discovered" on our way to Fort Saint Nicholas. The main entry is a bit small & spooky, but once you got yourself in, you `re gonna enjoy the visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2017

One can see in this VERY old church an undecorated building. In that case, the place is not worth a visit, it does not compare well with the Cologne cathedral. It does not compare well with Disneyland and its touristic attractions, neither. However, this is quite a close call to the sources of Christianism. The myth has it that the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017

Fascinating old Church steeped in history and well worth a visit. Very little information available on-site so best to read up before you go. Seems a little "undervalued" in terms of tourist attractions.

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Bettystown, Ireland
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Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Stumbled upon this abbey on the way to notre dame de la garde. Kept very simple so you can appreciate its original design. Very pretty abbey with plenty of authenticity.

Thank Mryan92
Lancaster, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017

The Abbaye includes some relics of the oldest building in France. The main nave is beautiful and peaceful; it repays spending some time in walking around. The best part is the crypt (well worth the €2 charge), with many places and sarcophagi dating back to very early times, some to the 2nd century CE.

Thank Etosha
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 436 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017

This historic Romanesque/Gothic style abbey church with (bell) towers was rebuilt around 1020 and is located near the Old Port of Marseille. The fortified walls were added during the enlargement of the church in 1365 and was also restored in the 19th C. The simple dark interior features a single rib vaulted nave with two aisles divided by eight high... More 

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Miami, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017

I was on my way to Notre Dame de la Garde and passed by this site. It is free and offers you a good idea of an ancient time building.

Thank Jose Eduardo B
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017

Beautiful building, it is definitely worth seeing from the inside. It is kept simple and so easy to imagine what it was like in ancient times. Sadly we could not visit the crypts but were able to see a short video about these and the black Madonna. Depending on the direction of your approach to the site, make sure you... More 

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