Fodor's Expert Review Cathédrale de la Nouvelle Major

Marseille Church

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 interior (think marble and rich red porphyry inlay) of the newer of the two churches; the medieval one is being restored.


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Pl. de la Major
Marseille, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur  13007, France

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