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Musee d'Histoire de Marseille

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Address: Square Belsunce - Centre Bourse, 13001 Marseille, France
Phone Number: 04 91 90 42 22
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A great introduction to the history of the city. The videos were expansive and long, but the best ones were the animated shorts giving a Monty Python-esque/Terry Gilliam view of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

A great introduction to the history of the city. The videos were expansive and long, but the best ones were the animated shorts giving a Monty Python-esque/Terry Gilliam view of the city's history.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Only the ground floor was open at the time but the vast collection of exhibits from VIth century Greek to Medieval times took up most of an afternoon and gave one a comprehensive and fascinating view of the city's early centuries.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This museum offers a wealth of information on France and Marseille. Very interesting information on the history of Matseille.

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Saint Joseph, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Attractive inside and out, gorgeous view from the cafe and walkway, but most of the information in the exhibits was fairly generic - not a lot that most people wouldn't already know. The short line at the ticket counter took a ridiculously long time. Only some of the displays had English translations. It didn't take much time to see what... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 via mobile

I was hoping that I was going to learn about more recent history of Marseilles or even the older history. However, none of the signs were in English and unfortunately that meant you gained very little from the museum. The cost is €5 unless you had the city pass which meant it was free....on a separate note I would HIGHLY... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Amazing place, needs to be seen to be believed, the building is awesome, terrace looking out over the sea is out of this world, sit and have a glass of champagne and celebrate life, you will not be disappointed

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Let me begin by stating one can purchase a ticket for entry into several museums within the city of Marseille at a reduced rate. This attraction is located near the Old Harbor, right next door to Galeries Lafayette, with numerous entrances, one actually accessible directly from the Centre Bourse, a shopping center (now who can beat that?). The museum features... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

I loved this museum. Highly tech equiped, tells you the story of Marseille and Mediterranic Sea since a very early time, including the visit of the Vickings, and ends on World War II.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

A fabulous museum! Excellent commentary and beautiful objects from Marseille - 25,000 BC to the present. The commentary, in English, was thorough, intelligent, expansive. Sometimes it was a little confusing to follow the next place to stop, but otherwise this was a superior audio tour - and it was free. Compared with Mucem - well there is no comparison. Here... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

This Museum is the result of an ancient fight between then then Marseille Mayor and those who wanted to dig up Marseille's past. Fortunately, for us the latter won. It is a magnificent museum beautifully laid out and presented with good video presentations in a multitude of languages. And for seniors (over 65) it is the bargain of the year... More 

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Address: Square Belsunce - Centre Bourse, 13001 Marseille, France
Phone Number: 04 91 90 42 22
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Provence  >  Bouches-du-Rhone  >  Marseille

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