The monument that stands even after a millennium, and then some.
If you wish to witness a marriage between history, architecture and religion all in one spot, then make sure to head down to the Abbey of Saint-Victor in Marseille. Named after the Marseille martyr Saint Victor, this monument was commissioned to be rebuilt almost a millennium ago, after undergoing a slew of invasions from the 7th to 10th centuries. Fans of Roman architecture fans will surely revel in the formidability of this abbey. Besides that, an annual pilgrimage takes place here during the Christian holiday of Candlemas, whereby the small wooden statue of the Black Virgin - dating back to the 12th century, is worshipped. If you are a history buff, then head down to the Abbey Saint Victor any day.