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La tour de notre dame de la garde
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Veritable symbole de marseille, la basilique notre dame de la garde a été construite en 1864 par l'architecte Henri Espérandieu.Elle est batie sur un ancien fort construit sous francois premier.

Les marseillais l'ont surnommé la bonne mere en reference a l'immense statue de la vierge marie qui surplombe son clocher.Elle est la protectrice des marins et de tous les marseillais.

Copyright: Benjamin Suzanne
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Taken: 10/06/2009
Uploaded: 20/06/2009
Updated: 01/03/2015
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