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Sainte-Marie-Majeure cathedral, Marseilles, Bouches-du-Rhône district.

Since the walkway to the J4 (MUCEM - Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilization), the view of St. Mary Major Cathedral in Marseilles is incomparable. From here, the cathedral seems set on the roof of the museum.

The terrace on the J4 top floor is a place to relax as it hosts a brasserie and a stylish bistro (held by a renowned chef, Gerald Passédat) and plenty of sunbeds that permit to admire the toing and froinf of small pleasure boats.

St. Mary Major Cathedral, generally known as the "Major", was built between 1852 and 1893 on an esplanade overlooking the Joliette harbour (ferry terminal). It replaces the old Major, built in the twelfth century, which today remains the choir and a span. These remains have been saved thanks to the action of an association of heritage protection, which then rebelled against the destruction of the old church. The neo-Byzantine style of the new Major suits really well to this cosmopolitan city of Marseilles that I discovered during my stay.

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