Fodor's Expert Review Musée d'Histoire de Marseille
With the Port Antique in front, this modern, open-space museum illuminates Massalia's history with a treasure trove 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 3rd-century wood amazingly preserved, and the hull of a Greek boat dating to the 4th century BC. The model of the Greek city should be authentic—it's based on an eyewitness description by Aristotle.