With the Port Antique in front, this modern, open-space museum illuminates Massalia's history with a treasure of archaeological finds and miniature models of the city as it appeared in various stages of history. Best by far is the presentation of Marseille's Classical halcyon days. There's a recovered wreck of a Roman cargo boat, its third-century wood amazingly preserved, and the hull of a Greek boat dating from the 4th century BC. The model of the Greek city should be
authentic—it's based on an eyewitness description by Aristotle. The museum reopened after a stunning €21-million renovation in the summer of 2013.
9 rue Henri Barbrusse, Marseille, 13001, France