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Un monument historique entièrement restauré, en libre accès. Si le fort Saint-Jean trouve ses origines au XIIe siècle, cet ancien fort militaire, totalement inaccessible au public, avait jusqu’ici des allures de forteresse imprenable. En 2013, son...more
All reviews old port modern museum free entry vieux port walk around nice walk great place to visit well worth the visit couple of hours le panier sunny day notre dame de la garde ramparts history harbour sea footbridge
At the entrance to the old harbour, take a moment to watch the fishing boats come in and out as they have done for hundreds of years. A very evocative place and just enormous. Walk up to the basilica hiding behind it.
The port is flanked by two fortifications but only one has the round "Tour de Fanal" lighthouse tower. These were buit in 1660+ by the nervous (Sun) King Lous XIV who aimed the cannons inward to subdue the rebellious nature growing in Marsaille. He's the...More
One of Marseille’s most extraordinary attributes, this fort was built in the mid-1600s to defend the entrance to the Port of Marseille. As such, it occupies a beautiful piece of real estate in the city. If you like history, you’ll love this place, but even...More
Well worth it. A bit of a walk from the Vieux Port itself but overall we felt the views offered of the city were great. If you are interested in history this is a great place. Wear sunscreen in the summer!