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

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Here you can find interesting sights in Marseille, France. Click on a marker on the map to view details about the sight. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 27 sights are available in Marseille, France.

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1. Musée des Arts Africains, Océaniens, Amérindiens

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Musée des Arts Africains, Océaniens, Amérindiens Ismoon (d) 15:58, 6 July 2017 (UTC) / CC BY-SA 4.0

The Museum of African, Oceania and Amerindian Art is located on the second floor of Vieille Charit é, the second district of Marseille, and specializes in African, Oceania and Amerindian works. On the first floor of this building is the Mediterranean Archaeological Museum. The Museum of African, Oceania and Amerindian Art combines observational exhibits with scientific information about human beings and society. You will find, in particular, masks from large collections, which were founded in the 20th century and participated in the first exhibitions of these non-European arts between 1930 and 1935, which are related to people's new understanding of these cultures and the first ethnographic, ethnological and anthropological studies, as well as modern art. With Mexican folk art, bright colors and fantasy are everywhere. This is a fantastic art that inspired many artists and poets in the 20th century and even today.

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2. Musée d'histoire de Marseille

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Musée d'histoire de Marseille Jean-Pierre Dalbéra from Paris, France / CC BY 2.0

The Marseille History Museum is the local historical and archaeological museum of Marseille in France. When opened in 1983, it became one of the most significant museums for urban history in France, dedicated to exhibiting the major archaeological finds discovered after the site was excavated in 1967; at the same time the property was redeveloped commercially and the Centre Bourse shopping arcade constructed. The museum building is entered from within the centre, and opens out onto the "Jardin des Vestiges", an outdoor garden containing the stabilised archaeological remains; it includes classical ramparts, port buildings, and a necropolis.

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3. Basilique du Sacré-Cœur

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Marseille Sacred Heart Cathedral is a small cathedral of the Roman Catholic Church, dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus Christ. It is located on Prado Avenue in Ruet District, 8th District of Marseille. Built in the first half of the 20th century in Roman-Byzantine style, it was consecrated by Cardinal Rox, Archbishop of Rennes, on May 5, 1947, and built as a chapel by Pope John Paul II on September 17, 1997. The building was built to commemorate the plague of 1720 and a monument to the First World War.

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4. Marégraphe

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The word marshal, invented by the Hydrographer Engineer Antoine Marie Rémi Chazallon (1802-1872), is composed of the Latin element Mare and the Greek Grapho element. Etymologically, a tide is an instrument that traces the evolution of sea level as a function of time. The mangram is called the curve obtained. On modern devices, this tracing is no longer done by a drawing but by means of digital files. The word tide also designates the building that houses the measurement instrument.

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5. 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.

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6. Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde

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Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde photography taken by Christophe.Finot / CC BY-SA 3.0

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.

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7. 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.

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8. Musée d'Archéologie Méditerranéenne

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Musée d'Archéologie Méditerranéenne 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.

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9. Musée des Civilisations de l'Europe et de la Méditerranée

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The Museum of Civilizations of Europe and the Mediterranean (MUCEM) is a national museum located in Marseille. It was inaugurated by President François Hollande on June 7, 2013, while Marseille was European capital of culture. It follows from the cultural program of the year 2013 designed by Bernard Latarjet, as well as the construction of the Frac Paca in the new district of La Joliette.

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10. Notre-Dame-des-Accoules

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The Notre-Dame-des-Cecoules church is an ancient medieval collegiate church located in the Désles district of Marseille, shaved during the Revolution with the exception of the bell tower today classified as a historic monument. In 1820 a crypt and a ordeal were arranged in front of the bottom wall of the destroyed church. From 1824 a new church was built to the right of the ordeal.

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11. Musée Regards de Provence

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Musée Regards de Provence inconnu / marque déposée

The Provence Perspective Museum is a museum created by the Provence Perspective Foundation in 2013 at the former Marseille Port Health Station in Marseille. Its collection, made up of private patrons, is made up of 850 pieces of art from modern to modern times, brought together to highlight the artistic and cultural heritage of Marseilles, Provence and the Mediterranean.

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12. 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.

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13. Église Saint-Cannat-les-Prêcheurs

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The Saint-Cannat church is located at 4, Place des Préachers, 13001 Marseille, near the bottom of rue de la République. It was founded by the preaching brothers of the Order of Saint-Dominique. It is dedicated to Saint Cannat bishop of Marseille, after 485-487, including a locality of the department bears the name. Celebrates October 15.

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14. 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.

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15. Mémorial du génocide arménien de Marseille

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The Marseille genocide memorial is a memorial commemorating the Armenian genocide located at the start of the avenue du 24-April-1915 in the 12th arrondissement of Marseille. Inaugurated in 2006, its inauguration turns out to be the first Marseille event of the year of Armenia in France (2006-2007).

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16. Palais Longchamp

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Palais Longchamp Ajay 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.

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17. Musée des Beaux-Arts

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The Museum of Fine Arts in Marseille, in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, is one of the main museums in the city. Installed in a wing of the Longchamp palace it presents a collection of paintings, sculptures and drawings from the 16th to the 19th century.

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18. Mémorial de La Marseillaise

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"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".

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19. Église Saint-Charles

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The Saint-Charles church is located in the 1st arrondissement of Marseille at No. 17 on rue Breteuil and no 64 rue Grignan; It is dedicated to Saint-Charles-Borromée. Since 2009, it has been entrusted to the missionaries of divine mercy.

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20. Sainte-Marie-Madeleine-des-Chartreux

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The Church of Madeleine de Chatterus of Santa Maria is located in Edmund Audland Square in the fourth district of Marseille. Before becoming a parish church, the church was the chapel of a Carthaginian monastery, hence the name of the area.

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21. Cathédrale des Saints-Traducteurs de Marseille

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The Cathedral of Saint Translators of Marseille, also known as Saint Sahak and Saint Mesrob, named after Sahak and Mesrop Mahtoz of Parthia, is a religious building of the Armenian Apostolic Church in the eighth district of Marseille.

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22. Vieux-Port

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Vieux-Port Ingo Mehling / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Old Port of Marseille is at the end of the Canebière, the major street of Marseille. It has been the natural harbour of the city since antiquity and is now the main popular place in Marseille. It became mainly pedestrian in 2013.

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23. Église Saint-Laurent

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The Church of Saint Laurent is a tried and tested Romanesque church, located at 16 Tourette Square in the second district of Marseille, near St. Jean's Fort, and on a hill named after it. It is the Fisherman's Parish in Marseilles.

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24. 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.

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25. Pierre Puget

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Pierre Puget François Puget / Public domain

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.

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26. Église Saint-Pie X

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The Church of the Mission of France is a church built at the end of the 17th century and renovated in the 19th century. It is located at 44 rue du Tapis-Vert, in the 1st arrondissement of Marseille, in France.

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27. 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.

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