Librairie du MuCEM, Marseille

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Enrich your understanding of European and Mediterranean civilizations at Librairie du MuCEM, which takes an interdisciplinary approach to recounting society throughout the ages. The museum brings together all the disciplines of the social sciences, including anthropology, political science, sociology, history, archaeology, and art history, to examine the foundation of the Mediterranean's rich and diverse past. Displays take a comparative approach when depicting the influencing religions and bordering countries that played a major role in the development of the Mediterranean. A marvel in itself, the building that houses the museum is the work of architect Rudy Ricciotti--deliberately and openly facing the sea. Stop for a bite to eat at the restaurant on the top floor; it has a spectacular terrace with panoramic views of the bay. For travelers who use our international travel planner, Marseille holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Librairie du MuCEM and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • There is plenty to explore apart from the exhibitions. The building is outstanding with very modern features and architectural originality.  more »
  • What an amazing place! The architecture, the exhibitions and the facilities! Not expensive and really worth the visit, wonderful  more »
  • The museum building was fantastic! Very innovative and modern. We recommend the surrounds and the grounds. But the exhibition on the history of the Mediterranean? So disappointing! It is quite unbelie...  more »
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  • Small quiet library with a nice view
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  • Many original books
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  • Small bookshop, but interesting things
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The Old Port is near the water, seafood restaurants, and the not-to-be-missed museums. Hotels with sea views come with a price tag to match, though. For more affordable accommodations and local character, check out hostels and rental apartments in the Panier district. The Canebière neighborhood is in the heart of the action. For a more nature-oriented locale, a hotel near Garde Hill offers the nearby botanical gardens.
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