Le Phare de Notre Dame de la Garde : Les 26 et 27 septembre 2020
“La Bonne Mère (The Good Mother)” lighthouse
“La Bonne Mère (The Good Mother)” celebrated her 150th birthday on September 26th, 2020. It was in fact on September 24th, 1870 that we devoted the Madonna with the Child’s statue in the “Notre-Dame de la Garde” basilica. Overlooking Marseille from her 149 meters hill, she became the symbol of the city. The “Notre-Dame de la Garde” site has been protected since 1917 and still remains the most visited monument of Marseille. From the top of her 41 meters bell tower, the Madonna with the Child, all dressed in gold, watches over the city like a high seas lighthouse.