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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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  • Very nice, wonderful view. Will be available for a half day visit. Many stairs, but there is also access for elevators at some points
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  • Essential local curiosity that is worth trying, especially since the renovation is complete. Visit when it's nice to enjoy the outdoors.
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  • Astudy visit the frte includes the walkways connecting the buildings to the port. All very handy, can use ÷ elevator.
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