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1214: a small chapel on a hill

In 1214 - year of the battle of Bouvines and of the birth of Saint Louis – a priest of Marseilles whose first name was Pierre erected a small (...)
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In the 16th century the chapel is embodied within a fortress

In January 1516, after his famous victory of 1515 at Marignan in northern Italy, the young king Henry 1st called for the first time at Marseilles (...)
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The building of a new sanctuary (1853-1897)

In 1851, the administrators of Notre-Dame de la Garde asked the Minister of War , moreover without really expecting a positive reply, for (...)
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1941 : the Bishop of Marseilles becomes owner of the top of the hill

On the 21st July 1941, in front of the Prefect of the Bouches-du-Rhône Department, the act of exchange was signed by representatives of the State (...)
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Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde