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. Using our custom trip planner, Marseille attractions like Fort Saint-Jean can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Panoramic view from the sea, very clean with good museums. The bridge is great to borrow
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  • great overview of Marseille, nice walk to the port and to the museum MUCEM, a lot of history. Good to start with  more »
  • It is a dirt where you can walk around for free it has got good views out to sea and of the port, it has a cafe and also has an audio guide you can listen too (you have to pay for that) the history is...  more »
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  • Great Place to visit. Just mind the storm if you went to the outer ring of the fort. Only the Museum cost some money. Worth a visit.
  • Come here and pay for the museum, or just enjoy the views around the museum of the port for free. Both are entirely worth the visit. If you walk to the museum, it's a short path the the old port and to the Neo-Byzantine church just opposite of the sea. Incredibly clean area with beautiful architecture and amazing views. Well worth the stop for any type of traveler
  • Beautifully renovated, gorgeous architecture with an amazing blend of old and new as the walkways connect to Mucem
  • Great place with beautiful views. Make sure you take your camera.
  • Great free attraction, one of the highlights of Marseille. You can go up on the walls and see great views of the city, the port, and the sea. There are some exhibits in the fort which hold art galleries and play videos about the history of Marseille in several languages. Easy access to the museum MUCEM by the footbridge.
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