Abbey Of Saint Victor, Marseille

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Abbey Of Saint Victor, Marseille - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price

Address: Place Saint-Victor, 13007 Marseille, France

Phone: +33-496112260

Ticket Price: 2 EUR

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Time Required: 01:00 Hrs

Timings: 09:00 am - 07:00 pm Details

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After the Notre Dame, this will not feel comfortable – the church has obviously seen great damage. And yet, there is beauty in its wounds – the still standing church is made greater by its resilience to destruction. At first there was a quarry here, followed by a Hellenistic and then Christian burial site. When the Romans murdered Saint Victor on this spot in the 4th century AD, it became the location for a church about a century later in his name. Soon the monastery became a major religious centre. The 16th century saw it decline and its treasures parcelled away god knows where; a tragedy further inflicted by the French Revolution. The Revolution saw the monastery nearly razed and all it’s relics stripped. So what is there left for us to see?

  • The solemnity of the building itself.
  • Sarcophagi, altars and stained glass in the main church.
  • A 14th century carving of Saint Victor.
  • The Black Virgin
  • The intricately decorated crypt.

Mysterious, pained, solemn yet majestic, the church will haunt your thoughts long after you’ve left it.

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Abbey Of Saint Victor Information

  • Check website for mass schedule.

Abbey Of Saint Victor Ticket Prices

  • Entrance fee to crypts: 2 Euros
  • For groups of 10 people or more: 1 Euro

Abbey Of Saint Victor Opening and Closing Hours

Given timings are for Basilica and crypts.

Open all days of the week.

Sunday Mass:

  • Saturday: 9:00am to 6:30pm
  • Sunday: 9:00 am and 11:00am

Weekday Mass:

  • Monday–Friday: 9:00am to 6:30pm
  • Saturday: 9:00am to 6:30pm

How To reach Abbey Of Saint Victor by Public Transport

  • Bus No. 82, 82 S, 83 or City Navette till Theatre Stop.
  • Bus 55, 60, 61,  and 80 at stop Saint Victor.

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  • Well worth a visit to this fortified abbey church. Some beautiful stained glass. Check out the crypt as well. Good views from the square in front across the old port

  • Very historical place. Nice to know it was there for so long time.

  • Peaceful and spiritual place lovely friendly staff and congregation we visited quite a few times while in marseille the atmosphere and sense of peace draws you back

  • Fantastic Roman style abbey which crypt is from the 5th century.

  • The crypt is only 2 euro and very worth it. Super interesting historical site. Inscriptions in French and English.

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