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Cathédrale de la Nouvelle Major

Cathédrale de la Nouvelle Major Review

This gargantuan, neo-Byzantine 19th-century fantasy was built under Napoléon III—but not before he'd ordered the partial destruction of the lovely 11th-century original, once a perfect example of the Provençal Romanesque style. You can view the flashy decor (think marble and rich red porphyry inlay) in the newer of the two churches; the medieval one is being restored.

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  • Address: Pl. de la Major, Le Panier, Marseille, 13007 | Map It
  • Location: Marseille
Updated: 12-18-2013

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