Sunday, November 28, 2010

La Bonne Mère: the Much-Loved Symbol of Marseille

Part lighthouse, part fortress, part sacred place of pilgrimage, La Bonne Mère, as she is universally and affectionately referred to, is the symbol of Marseille. Built on the city's highest point, it can constantly be glimpsed along streets and through archways from the moment you emerge out of Saint Charles Station. Illuminated by night, it dominates the bay like a beacon. The magnificent setting, the exotic, Byzantine interior and its firm place in the affections of the local community - not just Catholics - make it an unmissable destination for anyone who wants to understand something of the Marseille spirit. Click here to read more.

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