Shrine of Our Lady of the Guard in Marseille

Shrine of Our Lady of the Guard in Marseille

Marseille

Shrine of Our Lady of the Guard in Marseille: wonderful Neo-Byzantine Sanctuary

The ancient Shrine of Our Lady of the Guard is located atop the hill of La Guarde surrounding Marseille from where pilgrims can enjoy a breathtaking view over the town and the French Riviera coastline.
The ancient church of Our Lady of the Guard was built in 1214 and underwent numerous changes over the centuries. In 1864, for want of Marseille bishop  the Church was substituted with the present magnificent Neo-Byzantine shrine.
The ancient Shrine of Our Lady of the Guard boasts thousands of votive offerings bearing witness to the pilgrims’ worship to their beloved Good Mother.
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