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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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  • What presence on the Port of Marseille! This place to a class sensational when it showcases its contrasts and reliefs in Sun shaving! Beautiful!
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  • Feel free to go get lost, to explore the passageways and alleys of this fort. Although the indications are not very clear, this invites you to lose yourself in this beautiful castle, we believe! Increasingly the view is beautiful and when we got a same point of view with the sunset, you go!
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  • A beautiful renovation of the whole neighborhood and the fort. a pleasant walk to the detours of the corridors of the fort with countless views about the area
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