Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
The Basilica Notre-Dame de la Garde sits on the highest point in Marseille and overlooks everything. It was completed in 1864 in a Roman-Byzantine style – domes, mosaic, multi-coloured stones. It’s a wonderful place to take a loved one, to picnic, to take in the views, and for couple selfies. Take the tourist train from Le Vieux Port for an easier climb up the hill. If you want to be really romantic, head up here at night time with a cheeky bottle of wine, sit on the lower steps and toast to true love.