Musee des Beaux-Arts, Marseille

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Art Museum Historic Site
Located in the right wing of the famed Palais Longchamp, Musee des Beaux-Arts represents one of the most prestigious museums in Marseille. While its galleries feature a variety of French artwork, they also boast important works by Italian, Spanish, and Dutch artists spanning several centuries. As you walk through the small but impressive collection, don't miss the grandeur of the building itself, designated a historical monument. The museum sometimes hosts special exhibits; check their website for the latest events. The parking in this area is notoriously difficult, so consider taking public transit here. Make Musee des Beaux-Arts part of your personalized Marseille itinerary using our Marseille family vacation planner.
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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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  • The grand entrance was under repair in mid May. Typically it has a flowing water feature. Both museums were interesting. There are many steps in the front so we exited through the park in the rear wit...  more »
  • Complex has a beautiful exterior include fountains and grotto but unfortunately, being worked on. Museum was manageable with a handful of artists at work. Adjoining the arts building is the Natural Mu...  more »
  • This art museum is in the Palais Longchamps, which is very impressive and which TA appropriately treats in a separate entry. The art collection is mediocre. That's the opinion not only of this reviewe...  more »
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  • Rather smaller than expected. A good collection of local arts since the renaissance era.
  • free entrance, magnificant view and architecture, the exposition is very interesting
  • Glorious building but the volume of art on show is very small you can easily see everything in about 45 mins. Investment in to more English flash cards would be appreciated.
  • Under construction during my visit May 2017, all the fountain are drained off
  • Gorgeous building amd landscaping. Even if you don't feel like going inside, go and picnic on the grass!