This 11.2 metre tall statue of the Madonna and Child, created from copper gilded with gold leaf, stands atop Notre Dames de la Garde, overlooking the city and port of Marseille.
To give you some idea of the true scale of this, you can see it here on top of the 12.5 metre tall belfry, which in turn stands on top of the 41 metre tall bell tower.
The current basilica was consecrated in 1864, but it stands on the site of an earlier church of the same name, which dates back to 1214. The 800th birthday was celebrated last year and this silver-coloured version of the Madonna and Child formed part of that celebration.
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