Fodor's Expert Review Musée Regards de Provence

Marseille Museum/Gallery

This beautifully renovated 1948 architectural gem by Fernand Pouillon was once Marseille's station sanitaire, where every immigrant entering France was systematically "disinfected" to guard against epidemic. An absorbing 45-minute film (in English) and the intact machinery tell a fascinating story of Marseille as "gateway to the East." The museum's light-filled second-floor exhibition spaces house a permanent collection of 18th- to 20th-century paintings depicting Provence and the Mediterranean Sea, as well as a revolving series of temporary exhibitions by contemporary painters. There's also a lovely boutique. The museum café (open until 7) has some of the best views of the redeveloped new port and is a great place for a gourmet lunch, a light snack on the terrace, or a restorative beverage.

Museum/Gallery

Quick Facts

Av. Vaudoyer
Marseille, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur  13002, France

-04–96–17–40–40

www.museeregardsdeprovence.com

Sight Details:
Rate Includes: €6.50, Daily 10–6

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