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Mucem, Marseille
(3.9/5 based on 2,800+ reviews on the web)
Enrich your understanding of European and Mediterranean civilizations at 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 Mucem and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Superb facilities with the fort St. John. Beautiful views of the sea and the port. To recommend 100%. Open a little late out of season (11 h 00).
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  • very nice to visit! places are free for the visit! you start by mucem (contemporary architecture) or announced you more de540 not to reach the bridge suspended above the port to reach the fort st John (historical part) you will have a good time and a beautiful ballad predict the camera.. .the view is breathtaking!
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  • Nice place to go for a walk in Marseille, especially if the weather. Head to the fort for a good walk. The outside is nice and the wonderful view. Prepare you physically if you want to climb the tower and small stairs without end. Mucem inside is clean and beautiful. A space is dedicated to children which is good. I will not comment the expo, since I have not seen. Total cost of the output: €0...
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  • You have to go there if you go to Marseille! The permanent exposition is very interesting and the temporary ones are always amazing ! And well made. The architecture of the building is beautiful and impressive. The best way is to start at the Mucem and the walk the bridge to the Fort next to it and then keep walking to the old port.
  • Well worth a visit if you're in Marseille - reconstructed fort was really cool, and exhibits were interesting. Discount available for under 25s (free if you don't want to go in the special exhibits).
  • The museum is worth visiting if just for its terrace overlooking the sea. God place for a coffee or some drinks. We went when there were very interesting expositions about Jean Genet and another of Picasso's work.
  • Interesting take on history and art. Excellent views of Marseille.
  • Stunning architecture and location. If you want to cross the footbridge from the fort and walk along the walkways around the outside of the museum (in between the concrete lace shell and the interior), entrance is free - enter from the Vieux Port fort entrance or the museum itself, then go to the third floor of the museum by lift if entering that way. Nice terrace at the top of the museum before you cross the passerelle.