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Provence Sights

Musée d'Histoire de Marseille (Marseille History Museum)

  • 9 rue Henri Barbrusse
  • Vieux Port
  • Fodor's Choice

Updated 12/18/2013

Fodor's Review

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.

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Sight Information


9 rue Henri Barbrusse, Marseille, 13001, France



Sight Details:

  • €5 joint ticket with Jardin des Vestiges
  • June–Sept., Mon.–Sat. noon–7; Oct.–May., Tues.–Sun. 10–5

Updated 12/18/2013


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