Musee des Beaux-Arts, Marseille

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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. Musee des Beaux-Arts is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our world travel planner, Marseille Edition.
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  • Just visited on the outside, and is a very beautiful place, with an imposing architecture. Has a central fountain and a higher, that make the scenery even more spectacular. The most beautiful photos we took in the city!
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  • few interesting works in this grandiose framework then Chavannes certainly and also Ziem but Rubens and a few local and Caravaggisti
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  • We walked to the museum from the port - which was not a bad walk (about half an hour). The palace that the museum is housed in was stunning from the outside. We enjoyed looking at the paintings of the...  more »
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  • Very beautiful museum, I had a great time here. I was a little confused on how the lockers work, and it turns out you need to insert a 1 euro coin (which you get back). I didn't have coins, so I asked the people selling tickets, and they provided me with one. Also, people speak English here (at least the security guard did), which is always a bonus. The park behind the museum is also worth a visit, though if you're going by metro you won't miss it since it's the fastest way to get to the museum.
  • Very beautifull place! Free enter for students :)
  • Nice collection, not over-priced, well maintained building
  • Rather smaller than expected. A good collection of local arts since the renaissance era.
  • 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.

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