This Abbey has stunning stained glass windows. They're almost abstract art when compared to those in other Cathedrals. Beautiful colours and wonderful patterns. We were there at around noon in early January and the light through the windows actually projected the patterns onto other parts of the interior. We watched a video about the crypts (available in French, English, German and others I can't remember). The lovely man there made a joke that we could only watch it in Greek or Latin as English wasn't a language of the church (very funny and accommodating man). The crypts were somber and the plaques (French and English) describing the frescoes on the sarcophagi were very informative). Don't miss the crypts: they're well worth the 2€.
This attraction was conveniently located between Basilica Notre Dame de la Garde and the Old Port. But this is a very different church from it's uphill neighbor. Many centuries older, darker and mostly bare walls. The crypt was the most interesting aspect of the church, between the sarcophagi and the remnants of the original 5th century building. It's not a picturesque attraction, but the historical significance makes it worth the visit.
A beautiful medieval abbey with a treasure in the crypt : a fifth-century paleo-Christian church, that used to be outdoors, built on an antique necropolis.To visit absolutely if you like history (don't miss the sarcophagus and the altar). An interesting film to understand the history of this very special place!
One of the highlights of our trip to Marseilles, much to explore, much to learn and would definitely go back for another look
The Abbaye Saint Victor is definitely worth a visit. This church is centuries old and it shows - the remaining artifacts are fascinating and thought-provoking.
This ancient Abbaye is not really front and centre in the tour guides, but it is really worth going to see, not only for the walk overlooking the port, and the simple, beautiful church itself, but definitely take the time to go down to the crypt areas where there are well-presented (in French and English) artifacts from the various ancient periods when this site has been sacred for many peoples
We went to a fine classical concert there. Check out the very old and beautiful alter pieces and catafalques.
Abbey was stripped of its treasures. The relics were burned, the gold and silver objects were melted down to make coins and the building itself became a warehouse, prison and barracks. The remains of the church are still a place of worship
This is a recommended stop on a tour of Marseilles, in which you will find the remains of saints, lovely artwork, and a very old building to lose oneself in for an hour or so.
More a castle than an abbaye, it is situated on the hill on the left of the old port with stunning view to the city of Marseille. The entrance is free, although the interior hasn't anything special to exhibit. There is a small square in front of the "Abbaye Saint Victor" where you can sit and rest for a while, especially if you are moving up towards "Basilique Notre Dame de la Garde". The view will definitely reward you!