Take a tour of Notre Dame de la Garde in Marseille, France – part of the World’s Greatest Attractions series by GeoBeats. Seeing the Notre Dame de la Garde is one of Marseille's high points. The church is built on the highest point in the city, a historical lookout point. The current basilica was constructed in the 19th century but a church has stood here since 1241. Now, it stands as a popular beacon every year for pilgrims on Assumption Day. The breath-taking sanctuary is dominated by gold-backed mosaics and a rainbow of colored marbles. The cupolas feature biblical images, such as Noah's ark and the burning bush. Because of its role as a lookout, the church offers spectacular views of Marseille and the Mediterranean.