Early this week, Marseille's most visited tourist destination and important religious lieu, Notre-Dame de la Garde, finished a three-year long complete interior restoration, brought upon by visibly deteriorating conditions.
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Notre-Dame de la Garde stands 740 feet above the port city of Marseille.
The entirety of the basilica's sanctuary underwent an extensive and expensive restoration.
Art teacher Leila Stork used to teach at the Islamic Saudi Academy.