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Mucem - Fort Saint-Jean

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“old port”(33 reviews)
“modern museum”(3 reviews)
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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
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Vieux port, 13002 Marseille, France
+33 4 84 35 13 13
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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
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Reviewed 5 days ago

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.

Thank Karen B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really enjoyed walking round the Fort, the herb planted gardens, amazing views. A must do if you're in Marseille.

Thank swannic
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Some breath taking views and an altogether nice place to visit! Lots of different pathways leading all over, lots of walking involved so maybe not suitable for those less mobile.

Thank 731Karen_H
Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

It was a lot of fun strolling around the old fort- you could spend a lot of time here there is a lot to learn especially with a knowledgeable guide

Thank BenSmith21
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

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

Thank AlexB10499
Reviewed 1 August 2018

Walk up and down in the old fortress with different views over the city and the sea and any time with the ferries to Corsica as background. Some nice terraces will welcome you. Great spot indeed !!

Thank dardethierry
Reviewed 24 July 2018

An interesting Fort, entrance is free, but you pay to enter the museum. Beautiful views of the city and harbour.

Thank Rubyann40
Reviewed 24 July 2018

Great place to visit and lovely views. Very interesting and well worth visiting. Good walks round the walls.

Thank walkingsue
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

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!

Thank Heather B
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