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The Abbey of Saint-Victor in Marseille, visit

Practical Information

Date :
All year long

Category :
Exhibitions and Tours

Theme :
Architecture

Interest :
Tourism

Field :
Visits and Tours

Schedules and Prices


Admission prices :
- Free

Address :
Saint-Victor abbey
3, rue de l'Abbaye
13007, Marseille

FRANCE

Phone Number :
04 96 11 22 60

04 96 11 22 61
Email :
saintvictor@free.fr

Website :
http://www.saintvictor.net

Mood : To reflect in silence

Additional Information

Description

Traces of history.

Founded around 415 by Jean Cassien, the Saint-Victor abbey in Marseille was a notable religious centre before being destroyed in the 8th century by barbarian invasions. From the end of the 12th century to the 13th the abbey would be entirely rebuilt according to the regulations of Roman builders.

It was Guillaume de Grimoard, then abbot of Saint-Victor, who ensured the abbey’s fortification. The Revolution would transform the church into a filling station, a prison and later a barracks, thanks to which would escape demolition.

The famed abbaye Saint-Victor would return to religion under the first empire and be restored in the 19th century. The church became minor basilica in 1934, an initiative of Pope Pius XI.
The church plays host to concerts of classical music throughout the year.

Practical Information

Date :
All year long

Category :
Exhibitions and Tours

Theme :
Architecture

Interest :
Tourism

Field :
Visits and Tours

Schedules and Prices


Admission prices :
- Free

Address :
Saint-Victor abbey
3, rue de l'Abbaye
13007, Marseille

FRANCE

Phone Number :
04 96 11 22 60
04 96 11 22 61

Email :
saintvictor@free.fr

Website :
http://www.saintvictor.net

Mood : To reflect in silence