L'abbaye Saint-Victor de Marseille est fondée au Ve siècle par Jean Cassien, à proximité des tombes de martyrs de Marseille, parmi lesquels saint Victor de Marseille († en 303 ou 304), qui lui donne son nom. L'abbaye prend une importance considérable au tournant du premier millénaire par son rayonnement dans toute la Provence. L'un de ses abbés, Guillaume de Grimoard, est élu pape en 1362 sous le nom d'Urbain V. À partir du XVe siècle, l'abbaye entame un déclin irrémédiable.
It’s not the kind of church with huge paints, it’s even better. Once you enter you feel the historical atmosphere and context. It’s free, have a little store inside and a few video-tour.
Really good original late Roman foundations. Former monastic church named after the local saint and martyr Victor of Marseille. Make sure you watch the excellent crypt video which explains the various section of the crypt before you visit below so that you get to see all parts. The staff are very friendly and helpful.
Well worth a visit to this fortified abbey church. Some beautiful stained glass. Check out the crypt as well. Good views from the square in front across the old port
Though not as pretty as some of the other churches in town, this was my favorite. The crypt is neat and the design as both fortification and place of worship was neat to see.
Lots of history here, sell worth the time
If you are into churches check this place out.. we were told there were catacombs here we could visit but no one seemed to know what we were talking about when we arrived.
It's an abbey. Cold, huge dominating ceilings, old fold up chairs scattered around the area. Coffin of one or two people placed at the entrance. Brrr. Gave me the shivers. I'll stick to the beach and city centre, thankyou. Used to be a place of worship, now it's a tourist attraction... Really makes me wonder what will happen a hundred years from now.