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Fort Saint-Jean, Marseille

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Head to Marseille's Old Port and discover Fort Saint-Jean, one of the city's top historic attractions. The fort dates back to the 17th century, when it was built on the site of a medieval stronghold used by the Knights of St. John. Over the centuries it has housed French Army troops, the Foreign Legion, and German occupying forces during World War II. Severely damaged in 1944, the fort is now largely restored and serves as a time capsule, with displays telling stories from its past and an abundance of nooks and crannies to explore. You'll also be rewarded with amazing views of the city and the port. Entering the fort is free. By using our Marseille vacation builder, you can arrange your visit to Fort Saint-Jean and other attractions in Marseille.
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  • We visited on a wet day and found the lack of signage frustrating. There were two temporary exhibitions as well as a permanent one and access to buildings. The site is large on various levels and has ...  more »
  • very beautiful if well rehabilitated building with lovely botanical gardens! very nice ride with beautiful views of Marseille
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  • Between the MUCEM and fort St Jean no hesitation! The first curious is the second a treat! The little movie in the room of the guards given some benchmarks and then you stroll!
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