Basilica of Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume

It was after the discovery of the tombs of St. Mary Magdalene and St. Maximin in the 13C that Charles d'Anjou built this basilica, a remarkable example of Gothic architecture. The exterior blends northern influences and local traditions. The interior contains a remarkably tall nave. Note the chancel screen (17C); the 17C stalls; the pulpit with its sculptures illustrating the life of Mary Magdalene; and above all the (16C) painted wood altarpiece by Ronzen. Also of note is the crypt, with the sarcophagus of Mary Magdalene (4C).

Useful information


Place de l’Hôtel-de-Ville, 83470 St-Maximin-la-Ste-Baume


+33 4 94 78 00 19

Opening hours

9am-12.30pm, 2pm-5.30pm, Sun and Bank Hols 10am-12.30pm, 2pm-5.30pm - closed 1 Jan, 1 May, 25-26 Dec