Explore the rich culture while visiting the many attractions Marseille is replete with. These cultural attractions are suitable for all ages and can prove to make your trip to Marseille a fruitful one. Be it historic monuments or cultural performances, cultural attractions somehow steal the show of the other attractions and things to do in Marseille.
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Rue Fort du Sanctuaire, 13281 Marseille, France
07:00 am - 08:00 pm
Seen from above, Marseilles is a sea of terracotta roofs and that’s exactly the view you get from here, where a medieval fort once stood. It’s made up of a Romanesque style lower church and a Neo- Byzantine upper church. It’s set on the most prominent site in the city, on a hill south of Old Port. So, that is why this place so sac...
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Place Saint-Victor, 13007 Marseille, France
09:00 am - 07:00 pm
After the Notre Dame, this will not feel comfortable – the church has obviously seen great damage. And yet, there is beauty in its wounds – the still standing church is made greater by its resilience to destruction. At first there was a quarry here, followed by a Hellenistic and then Christian burial site. When the Romans murdered Saint...
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19 Rue Grignan, 13006 Marseille, France
10:00 am - 06:00 pm
The Musee Cantini or Cantini Museum is a museum of modern fine art focusing on the paintings of the first half of the 20th century. It is one of the largest such collections in the country. Themes and style explored include Pointillism, fauvism, cubism, war time, the time between the world wars, surrealism and from WWII to 1980. The Japanese Gutai ...
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La Panier, Marseille
Panier means basket, and there could not be a better name for this place. This is where Marseille was truly born in 600 BC with the coming of the Greeks. The millennia saw many more cultures come in, at first from Italy, and more recently from Africa, South America, Vietnam and Madagascar–an influx of traders in the Modern Period that made th...
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Place de la Major, 13002 Marseille, France
08:30 am - 06:30 pm
It’s just a really big, really impressive looking cathedral. The building you see today was built on the remains of a smaller 12th century Romanesque cathedral of which only the choir and a bay of nave remain. Even before that there was a 5th century church on the spot. The current cathedral is Byzantine-Roman in style and it’s the sixt...
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Boulevard Jardin Zoologique, 13004 Marseille, France
08:00 am - 06:00 pm
This grand Marseille monument houses two institutions: the Museum of Fine Arts, and the Natural History Museum. It also hosts a botanical garden. The garden used to be a zoo in the 19th century, and buildings from that time still survive. There are many places to picnic and a number of playgrounds. The people of the city frequently escape to this p...
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280 Boulevard Michelet, 13008 Marseille, France
09:00 am - 06:00 pm
This apartment building was built after the second world war in response to the housing shortage in France. A large building was needed and quickly. Architect Jean-Édouard Jeanneret-Gris said Le Corbusie designed for the city a building the proportions of which were based on Modulor principles - associations to human morphology, the golden r...
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1 Rue Barbaroux, 13001 Marseille, France
08:00 am - 08:00 pm
This 1886 neo gothic church was inspired by the designs of the Reims Cathedral and the Amiens Cathedral. It is a striking feature of Marseille’s sky, soaring high as if it were about rise off the ground. It was built on the site of an old convent and chapel of Reformed Augustinians. Highlights are:
A statue of Joan of Arc in the front
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16 Espl. de la Tourette, 13002 Marseille, France
02:00 pm - 06:30 pm
This beautiful Romanesque Church completed in the 13th century and then remodeled in the 17th century has a building of pink limestone. Its origin actually is in the ninth century when the local Bishop build a fort over here and the church inside of it. It is also possible that the church was built on the site of an even older Ionic temple dedicate...
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81 Avenue du Prado, 13008 Marseille, France
09:15 am - 06:30 pm
This Roman Byzantine style Basilica was consecrated in 1947. It took 27 years to complete building it. The highlights of the charge are:
The large Corsican and Swedish granite columns.
The stained glass windows representing the Sacred Heart of Jesus, times of plague and the war windows. They give the Basilica of very warm and romantic low during t...
Château de Borely, Parc de Borély, 132 Avenue Clot Bey, 13008 Marseille, France
10:00 am - 06:00 pm
This eighteenth-century chateau used to host an archaeological museum. But today it houses are far better decorative Arts Museum. Most of the items collected here heart from the beginning of the 18th century to about the 1930s. The art deco and Art Nouveau collection from the early 29th century is especially rich. Altogether the more the 10000 item...
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9 Rue Reine Elisabeth, 13001 Marseille, France
09:00 am - 06:30 pm
The Knights Templar gave their land her over to som Augustinian monks in the 14th century. They completed their church only in the 16th century. Catherine de' Medici was married to Catherine de' Medici by Pope Clement VII here. The facade was rebuilt in neo-Baroque style in the 19th century and the church was rededicated to Saint Ferré...
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Place Jules Guesde, 13003 Marseille, France
This gate used to mark the entry point into the city from the road to Aix-en-Provence. Usually such arches commemorate something specific, but after failing to confirm ending the American War of Independence at the the Peace of Paris in 1783, and remaining undecided on French victories in the Spanish Expedition, it was decided to be themed on the g...
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5 Place des Heros, 13013 Marseille, France
10:00 am - 05:00 pm
This art, culture and ethnographic museum has a lot going on. Its aim is to showcase the 18th and 19th century Provencal lifestyle as evidenced by one of the most classic villages of that era - Château-Gombert. The permanent collection does this by recreating the rooms you might find in typical houses - the kitchen, the living room, the child...