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Basilique Sainte Marie Madeleine

Historic site and monument, Religious heritage, Basilica, Organ, Classified, Sanctuary cities of France in Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume
  • The basilica contains the relics of Mary Magdalene, making it Christianity’s third most important tomb. Building work began in 1295 on the orders of the future French king Charles II and from the plans of the architect Pierre Le Français. In 1592, the work was definitively interrupted. The basilica’s doorway and the large entrance door were never built.

  • The imposing silhouette of the Basilica signals like a lighthouse the town of Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume. Built in the 13th century, this architecture is the perfect expression of Provençal Gothic, famed for the tomb of Mary Magdalene. One to note for lovers of stories and legends...
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