Places to Visit in Marseille

The Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations (MuCEM) is a France’s national museum which located in Marseille. It was inaugrated on June 2013, a year when Marseille was the European Capital of Culture. MuCEM is devoted to European and Mediterranean civilisations.

Notre-Dame de la Garde is a Catholic basilica in Marseille. Best known symbol of the Marseille and most visited site in Marseille is Notre-Dame de la Garde Basilica. It is located in highest natural point in Marseille.

The Old Port of Marseille is the major Street of Marseille. Natural and Historical harbour of the city located here. The port was opened in 600 BC.

Le Panier, That was the historical site of Marseille. Its narrow streets shows us there is the oldest parts of this city. It is traditionally the first place of settlement of immigrants.

La Vieille Charité is a former almshouse. Current use of La Vieille Charité is museum and cultural centre in Marseille. Baroque style building constructed between 1671 and 1749.

The Château d'If is a fortress of Marseille which is located on the small island. Later times it was changed to a prison. The Château d'If is famous fort he part of The Count of Monte Cristo novel.

The Palais Longchamp is a monument in the 4th arrondissement of Marseille. It houses the museums. It was created to celebrating the Canal de Marseille. The building took 30 years to complete.

The Abbey of Saint Victor is a late Roman former monastic foundation in Marseille. In 1794 the abbey was stripped of its treasures. The relics were burned, the gold and silver objects were melted down to make coins and the building itself became a warehouse, prison and barracks.