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We came to Marseille from Aix en Provence. Bought a day ticket for public transport in Marseille for 5.20 euros and rode the metro and buses.
We visited on July 4 and it was pretty hot. So if you want to have some shade, bring...More
This was another attraction on our free morning schedule, but, like the Cathedral, opening time was 11.00am. It dates to 1660, constructed at the direction of Louis XIV and incorporated two existing structures. The fort was severely damaged during WW2 and handed to the Ministry...More
Fort St Jean is joined to the MuCEM by a bridge and the Panier by another. There was an unusual exhibit tied with Voyages imaginaires : Picasso et les ballets russes, design of costumes and backdrops Picasso did for the Russian ballet. A recent film...More
On our one day in Marseille Abbaye Saint-Victor was closed so we headed to Fort Saint-Jean. The fort buildings are free but you need to pay to go into the museum.
It was a beautiful sunny afternoon and the water was absolutely sparkling. There were...More
Fort St Jean is a bit of a city oasis - within the walls the buzy Marseille outside disappears. It's connected to the MUCEM with a cool bridge. The Tour du Roi Rene provides a superb view over the old harbour and Notre Dame de...More