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Notre-Dame de la Galline, Marseille

Notre-Dame de la Galline - Marseille, France
Notre-Dame de la Galline
Chemin de la Nerthe, Marseille, France 13016Map
+33 491 13 8900
Neighborhood: 16th arrondissement
Overview

Take the 7km walk to the small chapel of Notre-Dame de la Nerthe, re-named Notre-Dame de la Galline from the Provençal word for "hen". The Chemin de la Nerthe, set amid an enchanting pine grove at the foot of the hill, leads you up to a captivating view of Marseilles' roadways and islands. The chapel is still a site of pilgrimage where, on 8th September, worshippers come to venerate the Madone à la poule - a sculpture of the Virgin and Child belonging to the 14th Century, depicting the baby Jesus sitting on Mary's lap and carrying a white hen. Built in the 11th century, the chapel was restored in 1985 and houses a collection of thanksgiving offerings going back to the 17th Century.

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  • Open Hours: Monday to Sunday from 07:00 AM to 06:00 PM
  • Type: Photo Spots / Photography, Attractions & Landmarks, Religious
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