Cathédrale La Major, Marseille

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Cathédrale La Major has been a Roman Catholic cathedral since 1896, and has been registered as a heritage building since 1840. The present cathedral was built in the Byzantine-Roman style in the mid-19th century, by architects Léon Vaudoyer and Henri-Jacques Espérandieu. The site has been used for cathedrals since the fifth century. Some modest structures remain from the largely demolished earlier cathedral. By using our Marseille route maker app, you can arrange your visit to Cathédrale La Major and other attractions in Marseille.
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  • We spent a short time vsiting the cathedral. It is very beautiful close to the heart of the city. Ongoing restoration and development in progress which was encouraging to see 
    We spent a short time vsiting the cathedral. It is very beautiful close to the heart of the city. Ongoing restoration and development in progress which was encouraging to see  more »
  • What a beautiful and awe inspiring cathedral. We stopped in on a hot day to escape the heat and said some prayers in the pew. Only downfall is no restroom. 
    What a beautiful and awe inspiring cathedral. We stopped in on a hot day to escape the heat and said some prayers in the pew. Only downfall is no restroom.  more »
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  • Gorgeous cathedral, especially on the outside, now that most renovations are done. Also worth a stroll inside, with a few interesting scenes, and some focus and memorabilia around Johnny Halliday. Some of the glass stained windows and the mosaics are really quite spectacular!
  • Especially now that it’s renovated, the Cathedrale La Major is a gorgeous Byzantine church that is dazzling. We enjoyed the sunset here, as you can see in the photos. It’s gorgeous on the outside and has opulent interiors as well. It’s a big treat to see and you shouldn’t miss it.

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