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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  • I loved this strong, it's big and very well preserved. Found me very interesting to contrast with the modernity of the Mucem
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  • Amazing location and above all very nice enhancement of this building, everything is beautiful, I enjoyed the gardens
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  • Delightful place where one learns things about the birth of Marseille and its first contacts with the rest of the world. Beautiful small educational walk with essences of the country and along the sea. This good hume the Mediterranean...
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  • Lovely views. Historic. Connected to MuCEM, which is really worth a trip.
  • Free to visit, this place it s a wonder. If you go there you will spend an hour just to enjoy the view
  • Something worth going to see. Don't expect it take up hours of your time. Try and go a day there isn't too much wind, however
  • Gorgeous historical fort to walk around. I didn't enter the museum, but found plenty to see in the beautifully landscaped parks. There's a stunning view of the Marseille port from the top!
  • Part of the museum. Great views