47 Sights in Marseille, France (with Map and Images)

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Explore interesting sights in Marseille, France. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 47 sights are available in Marseille, France.

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1. L'Estaque

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Gare de L'Estaque is a railway station located in the 16th arrondissement at the northwestern end of the city of Marseille, in the Bouches-du-Rhône department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of southeastern France. It owes its name to the district of Marseille it serves, made famous by Paul Cézanne and his painter friends from the 1880s to 1910. The station of L'Estaque being located quite high on the hill, it gave its name to this part of the village: L'Estaque-Gare, the lower part being named L'Estaque-Plage.

Wikipedia: Gare de L'Estaque (FR)

2. Palais Longchamp

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Palais LongchampAjay Suresh from New York, NY, USA / CC BY 2.0

The Palais Longchamp is a monument in the 4th arrondissement of Marseille, France. It houses the Musée des beaux-arts and Muséum d'histoire naturelle de Marseille. The surrounding Longchamp Park is listed by the French Ministry of Culture as one of the Notable Gardens of France.

Wikipedia: Palais Longchamp (EN), Website

3. Notre-Dame de la Garde

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Notre-Dame de la Garde, known to local citizens as la Bonne Mère, is a Catholic basilica in Marseille, France, and the city's best-known symbol. The site of a popular Assumption Day pilgrimage, it was the most visited site in Marseille. It was built on the foundations of an ancient fort at the highest natural point in Marseille, a 149 m (489 ft) limestone outcropping on the south side of the Old Port of Marseille.

Wikipedia: Notre-Dame de la Garde (EN), Website

4. Pierre Puget

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Pierre Puget

Pierre Paul Puget was a French Baroque painter, sculptor, architect and engineer. His sculpture expressed emotion, pathos and drama, setting it apart from the more classical and academic sculpture of the Style Louis XIV.

Wikipedia: Pierre Puget (EN)

5. Museum of African, Native American and Oceanian Arts

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Museum of African, Native American and Oceanian ArtsIsmoon (d) 15:58, 6 July 2017 (UTC) / CC BY-SA 4.0

The Museum of African, Oceanian and Amerindian arts, located on the second floor of the Old Charity in the 2nd arrondissement of Marseille, presents works exclusively devoted to works by African, Oceanian and Amerindian continents. On the first floor of the building is the Museum of Mediterranean archeology. The Museum of African, Oceanian and Amerindian arts reconciles the observation of exposed objects with scientific information on men and societies. There are, in particular, masks from large collections, made up during the 20th century, and which participated in the first exhibitions of these extra-European arts, during the years 1930-1935, associated with the renewal of looks and First ethnographic, ethnological and anthropological studies on these cultures, parallel to modern art. With the Mexican popular arts, the bright colors and the fantastic are everywhere present, a fantastic art that inspired many artists and poets in the 20th century and even today.

Wikipedia: Musée des arts africains, océaniens et amérindiens (FR), Website

6. Basilique du Sacré-Cœur

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The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Marseille is one of the minor basilicas of the Roman Catholic Church, dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus Christ. It is located in Marseille on Avenue du Prado, in the Rouet district, in the 8th arrondissement. Built in the first half of the 20th century in a Romano-Byzantine style, it was devoted on May 5, 1947 by Cardinal Roques, Archbishop of Rennes, then erected in a minor basilica on September 17, 1997 by Pope John Paul II. The building was built to commemorate the plague of 1720 and serve as a memorial of the First World War.

Wikipedia: Basilique du Sacré-Cœur de Marseille (FR)

7. Chapelle de la Galline

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Notre-Dame de la Galline is a historic Roman Catholic chapel in the 16th arrondissement of Marseille, France. An ancient church was built in the 4th century, and subsequently rededicated in 1042. By the 18th century, the entrance of the current building was erected, and the church building was rebuilt in 1845–1850, when a Mass was conducted. Church-goers visited the church to pray for the rain to come down, or for the end of the plague. Meanwhile, the bell turret was built in the 1870s. The whole building was restored in the 1980s.

Wikipedia: Notre-Dame de la Galline (EN)

8. Museum of Civilizations of Europe and the Mediterranean

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The Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilizations (Mucem) is a national museum located in Marseille. It was inaugurated by President Hollande on 7 June 2013, when Marseille was the European Capital of Culture. The Mucem is the perennial element of the State's policy for the benefit of the Marseille-Provence territory. His project dates back to the late 1990s when it was launched by the Jospin government. The construction of the building is entrusted to the French architect Rudy Ricciotti.

Wikipedia: Mucem (FR), Website

9. Marégraphe

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The word tide gauge, coined by the hydrographic engineer Antoine Marie Rémi Chazallon (1802-1872), is composed of the Latin element mare and the Greek element grapho. Etymologically, a tide gauge is an instrument that traces the evolution of sea level as a function of time. The curve obtained is called tide gauge. On modern devices, this tracing is no longer done by drawing but by means of digital files. The word tide gauge also refers to the building that houses the measuring instrument.

Wikipedia: Marégraphe de Marseille (FR)

10. Carrière antique de la Corderie

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The archaeological site of the ancient quarry of the Corderie is located in the 7th arrondissement of Marseille, Saint-Victor district, boulevard de la Corderie. Discovered during preventive archaeology work, it is a site for the extraction of building materials, a quarry, linked to the establishment of the Greek colony of Massalia. It was used from the sixth century BC. AD in Roman times as part of the production of monumental blocks for construction and sarcophagi.

Wikipedia: Carrière antique de la Corderie (FR)

11. Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle

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The Muséum d’histoire naturel de Marseille, also known in English as the Natural History Museum of Marseille, is one of the most visited natural history museums in France. It was founded in 1819 by Jean-Baptiste, marquis de Montgrand and Christophe de Villeneuve-Bargemon, prefect of the Bouches-du-Rhône department. It is located in the Palais Longchamp, 4th arrondissement of Marseille, built according to the plans of Henri-Jacques Espérandieu.

Wikipedia: Muséum d'histoire naturelle de Marseille (EN), Website

12. Château Saint-Antoine

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The Château Saint-Antoine is a large bastide town located in the 11th arrondissement of Marseille. The bastide was bought in 1907 by the commander Count of Robien, who extended it, and gave it its current name. It is also present in everyone's minds through Marcel Pagnol's Le Château de ma mère. In 2017, it was bought by the Grand Lodge of France which completely rehabilitated it and transformed it into a Masonic temple.

Wikipedia: Château Saint-Antoine (FR)

13. Ancien hôtel Roux de Corse

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The Hotel Roux de Corse is a building located at 13 rue Montgrand in the 6th arrondissement of Marseille, France. This building built around 1745 is the former mansion of the Marseille shipowner Roux de Corse. Sold to the city of Marseille in 1805, it first served as a residence for the prefect of Bouches-du-Rhône, then in 1891 housed a girls' high school. The building is now integrated into the Lycée Montgrand.

Wikipedia: Hôtel Roux de Corse (FR)

14. Église Saint-Nicolas-de-Myre

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The Saint-Nicolas de Myre church is the oldest eastern church in Marseille and France, it has been, since its inauguration in 1822, the witness of eastern immigration to Marseille and two originalities, its architecture with its arrangement and its Eastern decor. It is the first church of the Greek-Catholic Church Melkite. The divine liturgy, by Byzantine rite is celebrated there in Arabic and French.

Wikipedia: Église Saint-Nicolas-de-Myre de Marseille (FR)

15. Museum of Mediterranean Archaeology

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Museum of Mediterranean Archaeology inconnu / marque déposée

The Museum of Mediterranean Archeology, which is on the first floor of the old charity in Marseille, brings together two departments: Egyptian antiquities and classic antiquities. The regional archeology which occupied another room was transferred to the Marseille History Museum to the Stock Exchange Center. On the second floor of the old charity is the Museum of African, Oceanian and Amerindian arts.

Wikipedia: Musée d'archéologie méditerranéenne (FR), Website

16. Notre-Dame-des-Accoules

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The church of Notre-Dame-des-Accoules is a former medieval collegiate church located in the district of Accoules in Marseille, razed during the Revolution with the exception of the bell tower classified today as a historical monument. In 1820 a crypt and a calvary were built in front of the back wall of the destroyed church. From 1824 a new church was built to the right of Calvary.

Wikipedia: Église Notre-Dame-des-Accoules (FR)

17. Église Saint-Louis

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The Église Saint-Louis is a historic Roman Catholic church in the 15th arrondissement of Marseille, France. It was designed in the Bauhaus architectural style by Jean-Louis Sourdeau, with additional sculptures designed by Carlo Sarrabezoles. Its construction was completed in 1935. It has been listed as an official historical monument since December 14, 1989.

Wikipedia: Église Saint-Louis (EN)

18. Église Notre-Dame-du-Mont-Carmel

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The Grands-Carmes church is located in the 2nd arrondissement of Marseille in place of the same name which is between the places Jules-Guesde and Sadi-Carnot, on a hill to which it gave its name. It was classified as a historic monument by decree of January 20, 1983 for its interior and inscribed historic monument for its facades and roofs on the same date.

Wikipedia: Église des Grands-Carmes (Marseille) (FR)

19. Caves Saint-Sauveur

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Caves Saint-Sauveur

The Caves Saint-Sauveur is an underground building located in the 2nd arrondissement of Marseille, France. The cellars are located under the Place de Lenche, on the site of the former abbey of the nuns of Saint-Sauveur. The ensemble was classified as a historical monument in 1840. No external remains remain, the remaining foundations having been backfilled.

Wikipedia: Caves Saint-Sauveur (FR)

20. Musée Regards de Provence

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Musée Regards de Provence inconnu / marque déposée

The Regarde de Provence museum is a museum created in Marseille in 2013 by the Regards de Provence Foundation in the old sanitary station of the port of Marseille. Its collection, made up of private patrons, consists of 850 works of art from modern era to today, gathered to enhance the artistic and cultural heritage Marseille, Provençal and Mediterranean.

Wikipedia: Musée Regards de Provence (FR), Website

21. Grotte-ermitage des Aygalades

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The grotto-hermitage of Aygalades or grotto-hermitage of the Carmelites is one of the first settlements of the Carmelite congregation in France. It is located in the northern districts of Marseille, overlooking the A7 motorway towards La Viste. It has been classified as a historical monument since 31 August 1992 and registered since 2 September 1994.

Wikipedia: Grotte-ermitage des Aygalades (FR)

22. Fort Saint-Jean

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Fort Saint-Jean photography taken by Christophe.Finot / CC BY-SA 3.0

Fort Saint-Jean is a fortification in Marseille, built in 1660 by Louis XIV at the entrance to the Old Port. Since 2013 it has been linked by two foot-bridges to the historical district Le Panier and to the Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations; the latter being the first French national museum to be located outside Paris.

Wikipedia: Fort Saint-Jean (Marseille) (EN)

23. Église Saint-Cannat-les-Prêcheurs

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The church of Saint-Cannat, located Place des Prêcheurs in Marseille, near the bottom of the rue de la République, was founded by the Friars Preachers, the Order of Saint Dominic. It is dedicated to Saint Cannat, bishop of Marseille around 486, after whom a locality in the department bears the name. Feast day is 15 October.

Wikipedia: Église Saint-Cannat (FR)

24. Monument commémoratif au roi Alexandre Ier de Yougoslavie et à Louis Barthou

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The Memorial to King Alexander I of Yugoslavia and Louis Barthou is a monument located in the 6th arrondissement of Marseille, France, commemorating the assassination of King Alexander I and Louis Barthou. It is the work of the architect Gaston Castel and the sculptors Antoine Sartorio, Louis Botinelly and Élie-Jean Vézien.

Wikipedia: Monument commémoratif au roi Alexandre Ier de Yougoslavie et à Louis Barthou (FR)

25. Unité d'Habitation - Cité Radieuse

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Unité d'Habitation - Cité Radieuse

The unité d'habitation de Marseille — also known as the Cité radieuse de Marseille, Cité radieuse, Le Corbusier or more colloquially La Maison du fada — is a residence built between 1947 and 1952 by the architect Charles-Édouard Jeanneret-Gris, better known under the pseudonym Le Corbusier (1887-1965).

Wikipedia: Cité radieuse de Marseille (FR), Website

26. Oppidum des Baou de Saint-Marcel

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The oppidum of the Baou de Saint-Marcel is a Celto-Ligurian fortified Ségobrige dwelling site, founded in the first quarter of the sixth century BC. AD and abandoned in the last quarter of the second century BC. J.-C. is located in the district of Saint-Marcel in the 11th arrondissement of Marseille.

Wikipedia: Oppidum des Baou de Saint-Marcel (FR)

27. Théatre Mazenod

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Théatre Mazenod

The Mazenod theater is one of the oldest theaters in Marseille and is located at 88 rue d'Aubagne in the 1st arrondissement of Marseille near the Notre Dame Mont de Mont metro station. It was created in 1934 and saw the greatest actors and singers of the 20th century occur on its stage.

Wikipedia: Théâtre Mazenod (FR)

28. Hôtel de Cabre

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The Maison de l'Aldevé de Cabre, also called Hôtel de Cabre, is the oldest existing house in Marseille. It is located at the corner of the rue de la Hosierie and the Grand-Rue, in the 2nd arrondissement. It should not be confused with the Hôtel de Cabre d'Aix-en-Provence.

Wikipedia: Hôtel de Cabre (FR)

29. Sainte-Marie-Madeleine-des-Chartreux

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The church of Sainte-Marie-Madeleine des Chartreux is located on Place Edmond-Audran in the 4th arrondissement of Marseille. Before being a parish church, this church was the chapel of a monastery of the Carthusian order that gave its name to the neighborhood.

Wikipedia: Église des Chartreux de Marseille (FR)

30. Cathédrale des Saints-Traducteurs de Marseille

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The Cathedral of the Holy Translators of Marseille, also called Saint-Sahak and Saint-Mesrob Church in reference to Sahak the Parthian and Mesrop Mashtots, is a religious building of the Armenian Apostolic Church located in the 8th arrondissement of Marseille.

Wikipedia: Cathédrale des Saints-Traducteurs de Marseille (FR)

31. Musée des Beaux-Arts

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The Museum of Fine Arts in Marseille, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, is one of the main museums in the city. Installed in a wing of the Palais Longchamp it presents a collection of paintings, sculptures and drawings from the sixteenth to the nineteenth century.

Wikipedia: Musée des beaux-arts de Marseille (FR), Website, Flickr

32. Sainte-Agathe

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The church of Sainte-Agathe des Camoins is a Catholic religious building built in the sixteenth century, then rebuilt in 1734, modified in 1888-1894, in the town of Marseille (France), in the district: Les Camoins, in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region

Wikipedia: Église Sainte-Agathe des Camoins (FR)

33. Oppidum de Verduron

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The Oppidum de Verduron is an oppidum in the 15th arrondissement of Marseille, Southern France. It was built in the Iron Age. It was discovered in 1906, but not fully excavated until 1911. It has been listed as a historical monument since 24 August 2004.

Wikipedia: Oppidum de Verduron (EN)

34. Grotte Cosquer

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Grotte Cosquer Cosquer Méditerranée / CC BY-SA 4.0

Cosquer Méditerranée is an interpretation centre located at the Villa Méditerranée, in Marseille, in the Bouches-du-Rhône. Opened to the public on June 4, 2022, it houses a partial replica of the Cosquer cave and its most striking parietal works.

Wikipedia: Cosquer_Méditerranée (FR), Website

35. Mémorial de La Marseillaise

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Mémorial de La Marseillaise

"La Marseillaise" is the national anthem of France. The song was written in 1792 by Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle in Strasbourg after the declaration of war by France against Austria, and was originally titled "Chant de guerre pour l'Armée du Rhin".

Wikipedia: La Marseillaise (EN), Website

36. Bastide de Tour Sainte

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Bastide de Tour Sainte

The Bastide de Tour Sainte is the eastern part of the former Domaine de Tour Sainte created in the 1850s by Amédée Armand, an industrialist from Marseille. It borders the Chemin des Bessons, on the even side, in the Sainte-Marthe district.

Wikipedia: Bastide de Tour Sainte (FR)

37. Alose submarine

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French submarine Alose (Q33) (“Shad”) is a Naïade-class submarine of the Romazotti type. She was built for the French Navy at the beginning of the 20th century. Alose remained in service until just prior to the outbreak of World War I.

Wikipedia: French submarine Alose (1904) (EN)

38. Maison du Figaro

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The Maison du Figaro is a historic building in the 1st arrondissement of Marseille in France. It was designed by architect Pierre Pavillon, and it was completed in 1675. It has been listed as an official historical monument since 1992.

Wikipedia: Maison du Figaro (EN)

39. Fort Saint-Nicolas

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Fort Saint-Nicolas is a strong overlooking the old port of Marseille. It was built from 1660 to 1664 by the knight of Clerville on the orders of Louis XIV in order to watch the spirit of independence of the city of Marseille.

Wikipedia: Fort Saint-Nicolas (Marseille) (FR)

40. Hôtel Louvre et Paix (ancien) ou Hôtel dit de La Marine

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The Hôtel Louvre et Paix is a historic building in Marseille, France. Dedicated in 1863 as a luxury hotel, it was used by the Kriegsmarine during World War II. It now houses city administration offices and a C&A store.

Wikipedia: Hôtel Louvre et Paix (EN)

41. Église Saint-Pie X

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The Church of the Mission of France is a church built in the late seventeenth century and renovated in the nineteenth century. It is located at 44 rue du Tapis-Vert, in the 1st arrondissement of Marseille, in France.

Wikipedia: Église de la mission de France (FR)

42. Hôtel de Ville

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The Daviel hotel is a building in Marseille built between 1743 and 1747 by the Gérard brothers. He bears the name of the surgeon and ophthalmologist Jacques Daviel, who went to Marseille during the plague of 1720.

Wikipedia: Hôtel Daviel (FR)

43. Villa La Palestine

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Villa La Palestine is a historic mansion in Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, France. It was built from 1902 to 1905 for Pierre Leclerc. It has been listed as an official historical monument since November 16, 1993.

Wikipedia: Villa La Palestine (EN)

44. Le Silo

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Le Silo CEPAC Silo / CC BY-SA 4.0

The CEPAC Silo is a Marseille performance hall inaugurated in 2011 and located in Euroméditerranée, district of the 2nd arrondissement. It was previously a former industrial building in the city of Marseille.

Wikipedia: Le Silo (FR)

45. Maison Gaston Castel

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Maison Gaston Castel is a personal house built by the architect Gaston Castel in 1924. Located in the Five-Avenues district, in the 4th arrondissement of Marseille, in France, it was sold at auction in 1989.

Wikipedia: Maison Gaston Castel (FR)

46. Monument du génocide de Marseille

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The Marseille Memorial is a steel obelisk commemorating the deaths of 1.5 million Armenians in Ottoman Empire during the Armenian genocide in 1915. The monument was dedicated in 1973 in Marseille, France.

Wikipedia: Marseille Genocide Memorial (EN)

47. Château de la Buzine

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The Château de La Buzine is a nineteenth-century building located in the 11th arrondissement of Marseille. It owes its fame to Marcel Pagnol, who evoked it in his Souvenirs d'enfance and was its owner.

Wikipedia: Château de la Buzine (FR)


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