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The nice thing about walking is that you see sites along the way leading to another point of interest. We passed by another interesting building, the St. Victor Abbey, on our way to the Cathedral de la Major. And, because we are tourists, any open...More
Over my few years I have visited many, many religious establishments. I won’t go into naming them because I could miss one out. My visit to the crypt of the Abbaye Saint Victor in Marseille, will always be in my foremind as one of the...More
Looks like a fort from the outside. Looks nothing too exciting inside apart from a couple of amazing sarcophogi. But enter the crypt and you enter another world! Not cramped like many of the early Christian tombs you find around Rome, for example. This was...More
Walking up to Notre Dame we saw the Church which is really all that remains of the Abbey and wandered in. It is magnificent- not in opulent gold etc, but in stature. Huge vaulted roof, views down into the foundations and a fantastic crypt. Do...More
So, we went on the usual 'chat as you drive' Marseilles tour...on our way to Cassis ....our guide, Tom stopped at the basilica.....and you know sometimes a building speak to you! the Basilica did, and if I am ever back in Marseilles, I will do...More
When we managed to find it on foot it was well worth the effort. Thousands of years of history back to 600BC. The crypt is a must to visit for only 2 euro each. Steeped in history and quite thought provoking, al those people who...More
It was hard to believe this Abbaye was from the 5th century. Enjoyed the video display which the attendant will change to your language if you ask. The view into the crypt was worth seeing after viewing the video. No cost to tour the Abbaye...More
Somewhat below Notre Dame de la Garde is the Abbaye St Victor also with a magnificent view on the Harbour. Only the church remains from the monastery. The outside looking like a foreboding fortress and its crypt is worth visiting. At this time a surreal...More
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Yes saint victor with the 4th century crypt is located near the entrance of the harbour on your Rt side opposite to the new museums on the left. Once on land walk along southern side of port and go up one street. You pay a... More
Yes saint victor with the 4th century crypt is located near the entrance of the harbour on your Rt side opposite to the new museums on the left. Once on land walk along southern side of port and go up one street. You pay a small fee to visit crypt inside church.