Fort Saint-jean, Marseille

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Fort Saint-jean, Marseille - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price

Address: 1 Quai du Port, 13002 Marseille, France

Phone: +33-484351313

Ticket Price: 10 EUR

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Time Required: 03:00 Hrs

Timings: 11:00 am - 07:00 pm Details

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Located at the entrance to the Old Port this massive museum, dedicated entirely to the history and culture and impact of the Mediterranean, has three major sections. Only two of them are at this location. These are the J4 building and the For Saint Jean. The third building, Centre de Conservation et de Ressources in the Belle de Mai neighbourhood, merely stores the museum’s collections in the city center.

 The 17th century historic photo was open to the public for the first time as a part of this Museum. Even without the museums and exhibitions the fort is interesting all by itself. Check out the table, the gardens, the courtyards, the fountains, and the elevated viewpoints. Meet people at the Place d’Armes agora, examine the plants at Jardin des Migrations, and use the audio guide to immerse yourself in the sites’ 2000 year old history. The Galerie d’Actualite, the Georges-Henri Riviere, and the chapel are the exhibition spaces at the building. A 70 meter long footbridge connects the fort to the Panier neighborhood. The second, 115 meter long footbridge connects it to J4.

 The stylish J4 building houses the semi-permanent exhibits of the Galerie de la Mediterranee, an auditorium, research and workshop rooms, and offices. A striking architectural feature is the concrete latticework. Climb the exterior ramp to the roof terrace. It was built by Rudy Ricciotti.

 In these spaces the museum explores the cultures, mythologies, confluences, and evolutions of the Mediterranean nations through events, temporary exhibitions, a collection of over 1 million works of art - paintings, prints and sculptures, furniture, tools, vehicles, reliquaries, jewellery, costumes, textiles, fairground. Keep yourself updated on the website for upcoming events.

The museum would be terrific enough all on its own, but the views of the sea and city from its every corner are just the cherry on top of the cake.

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Fort Saint-jean Information

  • Disabled accessible
  • Check out the Maupetit-Actes Sud bookshop, the gift shop and the panoramic terrace cafe.

Fort Saint-jean Ticket Prices

  • Family: EUR 14
  • EUR 5 for concessions.
  • Guided tour: EUR 12; Concessions: EUR 9; Kids 6-12: EUR 5
  • Find extensive concession price list on the website

Groups of 18-25: 

  • Guided tour 60 minutes: EUR 240 (EUR 200 concessions)
  • Guided tour 90 minutes: EUR 260 (EUR 220 concessions)
  • Self guided tour: EUR 35 + admission

Fort Saint-jean Opening and Closing Hours

  • Night opening: 2 May - 31 October: Fridays: 11am-10pm
  • Last entry 45 minutes before the exhibition closes.

How To reach Fort Saint-jean by Public Transport

  • Buses 82, 82S, 582 stop Fort St Jean
  • Bus 49 stop Tourette Cathedrale
  • Tram T2, T3 stop Sadi Carnot
  • Subway M1 stop Colbert Hotel de Region
  • Subway M2 stop Jules Guesde

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  • Come here and pay for the museum, or just enjoy the views around the museum of the port for free. Both are entirely worth the visit. If you walk to the museum, it's a short path the the old port and to the Neo-Byzantine church just opposite of the sea. Incredibly clean area with beautiful architecture and amazing views. Well worth the stop for any type of traveler

  • Great place with beautiful views. Make sure you take your camera.

  • À voir absolument. Pour l'exceptionnel panorama, les siècles d'histoire, le jardin, l'architecture, le Mucem...

  • Great free attraction, one of the highlights of Marseille. You can go up on the walls and see great views of the city, the port, and the sea. There are some exhibits in the fort which hold art galleries and play videos about the history of Marseille in several languages. Easy access to the museum MUCEM by the footbridge.

  • Lovely views. Historic. Connected to MuCEM, which is really worth a trip.

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