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Musée des Docks Romains (Roman Docks Museum)

  • 2 pl. de Vivaux Map It
  • Vieux Port

Published 10/16/2017

Fodor's Review

In 1943 Germans destroyed the neighborhood along the Quai du Port—some 2,000 houses—displacing 20,000 citizens, but this act of brutal urban renewal, ironically, laid the ground open for new discoveries. When Marseille began to rebuild in 1947, workers dug up remains of a Roman shipping warehouse full of the terra-cotta jars and amphorae that once lay in the bellies of low-slung ships. The Musée des Docks Romains was created around the finds and demonstrates the scale of Massalia's shipping prowess.

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2 pl. de Vivaux, Marseille, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, 13002, France

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  • Free

Published 10/16/2017


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