Henry II of France was married to Catherine de Medici within this church during 1533, officiated by Pope Clement VII. The church came close to being destroyed during the French Revolution, but, in the end, was saved.. Shortly afterwards, the building was sold to a businessman who used it as a warehouse. Eventually, the building was returned to the Catholic Church.
In 1801, during construction of the street in front of the building, the. Church’s facade was destroyed (it was rebuilt 74 years later). By 1803, the church had been renamed in honor of Saint Ferreol de Vienne, a Christian military Tribune who was martyred in 303 AD.
Today, in addition to being an active religious structure, the Church of St. Ferreol Les Augustines is an important tourist attraction in Marseilles. Included within the building are the tombs of the Mazenod Family (dating from 1564) and of the Montolieu family (dating to 1655) as well as a number of statues and artworks.