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Abbaye Saint Victor Overview

Named after a local soldier, saint and martyr, Victor of Marseilles, this historic former abbey was founded during the Roman period. Through the abbey, visitors take a deep dive into the religious history of this city, and it is a landmark for the locals. The abbey attracts visitors with its delightful features like crypts, chapels, and sarcophagi. 

The abbey of saint victor is among the must add places for tourists wondering what to visit in Marseille. This iconic structure is great for taking a deep dive into the religious history of the city, with a visit to the Basilica and the amazing crypts. From this abbey, the tourists also enjoy a stunning and surreal view of the old port, another one of the most visited tourist attractions of Marseille. In addition to providing stunning views, the structure is also a great example of a jewel of Early Christian Art nestled in the heart of Marseille. Visit these wonderful tourist attractions in Marseille with our trip to Europe.

This place is great for historic and cultural lovers, who will enjoy exploring the beautiful chapels, crypts, and sarcophagi. Saint Victor is also a popular spot for a major pilgrimage every year on Candlemans day. The crypts of this historic abbey house the Black Virgin and the abbey also hosts masses for its believers on occasion. ]

Highlights

• The former abbey houses the Black Virgin in its stunning crypts, which is taken out and decorated yearly on Candlemas day. 
• Saint Victor's multi layered sarcophagi are open for visitors to explore during their visit, and some of them even have up to 7 layers. 
• The Abbey and Basilica are a landmark in the Marseille Skyline and beautiful examples of Early Christian art. 
• This abbey is a must visit for history and culture loving tourists who are wondering what to see in Marseille. 

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