Grapes at Domaine Leduc-Frouin

ripening grapes in the Loire

ripening grapes in the Loire




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Basilica of Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde

The Basilica of Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde (La basilique Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde) is in Marseille (13 Bouches-du-Rhône, PACA)

Notre Dame de la Garde BasilicaSuspended between sky and sea  and affectionately known as the Good Mother (la Bonne Mère) by the locals, the Basilica has stood guard over the city of Marseille and its seafarers since the second half of the 19th  Century.
There is also a restored cross (Croix de Camargue) which now serves as a Monument to Mariners (Monument des Marins)
Initially a small chapel on a hill above Marseille, the site is now a revered Basilica and icon for the people of Marseille and the site of a popular annual pilgrimage on Assumption Day every year (15th August).

monument preferreThe Basilica has been voted as one of the top places to visit in France, which the French like to visit! (France2 TV)

For more info on the Basilica of Notre-Dame see www.notredamedelagarde.com

Hotel Terminus opposite the station.

Stay in the Hotel Terminus opposite the Saint Charles Railway (TGV) station and just a 10-minute walk from the Old Port.