Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations, Marseille

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Enrich your understanding of European and Mediterranean civilizations at Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations, 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. Using our online itinerary creator, Marseille attractions like Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Nice route in the middle of the objects and tools that have been used for centuries... then visit of the temporary exhibition which ends (more than 2 days)
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  • First accuracy we have not gone see an exhibition we stayed in awe on the view this openwork system architecture this circuit between the fort st John and the Luxembourg it's great they took with the gardens and the view on the islands of ES especially at sunset
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  • Mucem just register as the apotheosis of the old Port by connecting fort St. John charge of history and the Museum of lace, designed by the architect Rudy Ricciotti. Apart from the permanent and temporary collections proposed by this Museum of civilization and the Mediterranean Sea, it offers visitors multiple spaces that will delight all the sens.que either by the view of the Port of Marseille, the Pharo, the Major, the pass of the Port and the dam of offshore... The Mediterranean discovery of plants all around the way round, and the weapon place, terrace under the lace of concrete that offers shade and relax enjoying the site. The many points of rest, where chairs, benches, Meridian are our timeless and yet historic disposition.lieu. Prowess of architect, by the union of the contemporary utra and the ancient stones. Lookout on the Port, so close to everything and if out of time. A new experience to relive
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  • A perfect example of what I loathe in modern museums. Lots of wasted space. Huge and confusing layout. Cement walls. Not much to see after walking miles in what could fit into a much smaller better planned layout. I say do not bother to go.
  • An interesting slant on the traditional museum concept. The exhibits are well laid out and they create a good level of interaction; the collection is however small in scale. The audio guide is a must if you want to fully enjoy the museum: especially if you're a non-french speaker. The staff are very helpful here.
  • Don't waste your time and money (9,50 €) on this museum. It's best part is a building itself, and it's free. The museum consists of one room of exhibits from the Mediterranean region, but there is nothing new there for anyone who have successfully graduated the secondary school. Also, if you happened not to speak French, bear in mind that all exhibit signs are in French. Same applies to their exhibitions, something hard to imagine in a newly built museum of 21 century.
  • The building itself is the main attraction. Very few exhibits, not particularly interesting or unique. Signs and descriptions in French.
  • We didn't visit the museum. But we enjoyed some drinks on the terrace. Very pleasant. Building is really beautiful !

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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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