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On Saturday, I went in the morning to Aix-en-Provence. After visiting this delightful town, I telephoned to Gigi from the train, and then we met also with Veronique (baclama) at the St. Charles station. Gigi took us with the car to the Notre-Dame de la Garde (literally Our Lady of the Guard), a Catholic basilica in Marseille, the city's best-known symbol.
Consecrated on 5 June 1864, the Neo-Byzantine church was built by the architect Henri-Jacques Espérandieu on the foundations of an ancient fort at the highest natural point in Marseille, a 149 m (489 ft) limestone outcropping on the south side of the Old Port of Marseille.

Basilica can be seen from most points of Marseille and also the view from basilica is terrific, as you can see here.
On the picture, you can see the view of the bay, the Old Harbour (Vieux Port) and Cathedral Notre Dame la Major.
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I was standing near the The Palais du Pharo and looked at the Fort St Jean.

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Basilica seen from the Vieux Port


Close up of Pharo (on the left) and St. Jean (on the right

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