Notre Dame des Accoules Church through History

It is one of the oldest churches in Marseille. The Notre Dame des Accoules Church is located in the district bearing the same name, just next to the Vieille Charité and the Panier district. Its origins are ancient and reflect Marseille's history. Its name comes from its arched Gothic architecture.

Built on the site of a temple dedicated to Minerva. It was occupied by nuns from 1033, before experiencing periods of destruction and reconstruction. In 1060, the Church was attached to the Saint Victor Abbey. In the past, the law was rendered before the church gates, which is now the Palace Square. Destroyed again during the Revolution, because it was used as a place for political meetings, it was rebuilt shortly before the Monarchy of July. All that remains today is the bell tower overlooking an old tower. It is one of the oldest and most important remains of Marseille, because this bell tower rang the alarm bell in the city and convened the City Council. The bell tower of Notre Dame des Accoules has been classified as a Historical Monument since 1964.

The courtyard and crypts are worth a look. It is one of these places that symbolize Marseille and the historic district of Le Panier, the city's first settlement site.

If you feel like praying in Marseille, Masses at Notre Dame des Accoules are held at 6pm on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday evenings, at 10:30am on Sunday.

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