Abbaye Saint Victor, Marseille
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This ancient abbey is an excellent piece of Roman architecture. You will easily identify Abbaye Saint Victor as a monastic foundation depicting the Roman style and culture. Abbaye Saint Victor Abbey has been named after the saint, a famous martyr and a local brave soldier – Victor of Marseilles. There are conflicting views on the actual era of origin of this abbey. Some believe that the origin of this site goes back to 415 AD, when the first monasteries were founded in Marseilles by John Cassian. Other archaeologists argue that the archaelogical eveidences at this site are only as old as the 5th century. This site has had a troubled history. Once considered as a treasure grove of relics, gold, and silver, the site was robbed of its valuables in 1794. The relics were destroyed or burnt, and the gold and silver were melted to form coins. Now, the once magnificent abbey is left only with a church deicated to St. Victor. The abbey houses some crypts as well. Plan my Marseille trip by asking Inpirock to come up with tips and suggestions.
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Abbaye Saint Victor Reviews
Visite: octobre 2018. Belle promenade de quelques minutes en provenant du port. L’entrée de l’Abbaye donne sur un belvédère offrant une vue sur le Vieux Port. C’est toujours impressionnant de se retro... more »Visit: October 2018. Nice walk a few minutes from the harbor. The entrance to the Abbey overlooks a viewpoint overlooking the old port. It is always impressive to be in a building so the construction dates back several centuries. One can easily imagine the atmosphere that could reign there the walls are imbued. The beginning of the construction is in the 5th century to end at the 14th. The place is very well preserved and restored. To see.
Très belle Abbaye, a visiter absolument. Lieu chargé d'histoire où est encore célébré de très belles manifestations religieuses : Veillée Pascale, Chandeleur... more »Very beautiful Abbey, to visit absolutely. A place full of history where very beautiful religious events are still celebrated: Easter Vigil, Chandeleur...
Wowww, so beautiful and fascinating place, you can be in touch with the history of people who lived and prayed there. I find it very mystical and mysterious especially in visiting the crypts. Just amazing!
Another place to visit at Marseille. Very nice and interesting place. Close to the Old port, easy walk.
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