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

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1. Notre-Dame de la Garde

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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.

Wikipedia: Notre-Dame de la Garde (EN)

2. Museum of African, Native American and Oceanian Arts

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Museum of African, Native American and Oceanian Arts 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 in 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.

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

3. 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 twentieth century in a Romano-Byzantine style, it was consecrated on May 5, 1947 by Cardinal Roques, Archbishop of Rennes, then erected as 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 to the First World War.

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

4. 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 permanent 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)

5. 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)

6. 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)

7. Museum of Mediterranean Archaeology

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Museum of Mediterranean Archaeology inconnu / marque déposée

The Museum of Mediterranean Archaeology, which is located on the first floor of the Vieille Charité in Marseille, brings together two departments: Egyptian antiquities and classical antiquities. The regional archaeology that occupied another room was transferred to the Museum of History of Marseille at the Centre Bourse. On the second floor of La vieille Charité is the Museum of African, Oceanic and Amerindian Arts.

Wikipedia: Musée d'archéologie méditerranéenne (FR)

8. 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)

9. Église Saint-Nicolas-de-Myre

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The Church of Saint Nicholas de Mayer, the oldest Oriental church in Marseilles and France, has been a witness to Oriental immigrants in Marseilles since its completion in 1822, and it has two originalities: its architecture, its layout and its Oriental decoration. It is the first church of the Greek Catholic Church in Melkate. The sacred liturgy of Byzantine ceremonies is celebrated in Arabic and French.

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

10. 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)

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.

Wikipedia: Musée Regards de Provence (FR)

12. Église Notre-Dame-du-Mont-Carmel

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The church of the Grands-Carmes is located in the 2nd arrondissement of Marseille in the 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 20 January 1983 for its interior and listed as a historic monument for its facades and roofs on the same date.

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

13. Caves Saint-Sauveur

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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)

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.

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

15. 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)

16. Église Saint-Cannat-les-Prêcheurs

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St. Canat Church is located in Evangelist Square in Marseille, near the bottom of Republic Street, and was established by the Order of St. Dominique, the Evangelist Friar. It is dedicated to St. Canat, Bishop of Marseilles, circa 486, and a place in the province is named after him. The party on October 15th.

Wikipedia: Église Saint-Cannat (FR)

17. Théatre Mazenod

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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)

18. 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.

Wikipedia: Palais Longchamp (EN)

19. Hôtel de Cabre

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

Wikipedia: Hôtel de Cabre (FR)

20. Grotte Cosquer

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Grotte Cosquer Cosquer Méditerranée / CC BY-SA 4.0

Cosquer M é diterran é e is an interpretation centre located at Villa M é diterran é e in Marseille, in Bouches-du-Rh ó ne. It opened to the public on June 4, 2022, and contains a partial replica of the Coskel Grottoes and its most important top-level works.

Wikipedia: Cosquer_Méditerranée (FR)

21. 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)

22. 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)

23. 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".

Wikipedia: La Marseillaise (EN)

24. Musée des Beaux-Arts

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Marseille Museum of Fine Arts, located on Provence-Alps-C ô te d 'Azur, is one of the main museums in the city. It is located on a flank of Langchamp Palace and has a collection of paintings, sculptures and sketches from the 16th to 19th centuries.

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

25. 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)

26. Pierre Puget

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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)

27. 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)

28. Fort Saint-Nicolas

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Fort Saint-Nicolas is a fort overlooking the Old Port of Marseille. It was built from 1660 to 1664 by the Chevalier de Clerville on the orders of Louis XIV to quell the spirit of independence of the city of Marseille.

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

29. Hôtel de Ville

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The Daviel Hotel is a building in Marseilles built by the Gerard brothers between 1743 and 1747. It was named after the surgeon and ophthalmologist Jacques Davier, who traveled to Marseilles in 1720 during the plague.

Wikipedia: Hôtel Daviel (FR)

30. 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)

31. 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)

32. Maison Gaston Castel

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Gaston Castell House is a private residence built by architect Gaston Castell in 1924. It is located in the Cinq-Avenues district of the fourth district of Marseille, France, and was auctioned in 1989.

Wikipedia: Maison Gaston Castel (FR)

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