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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 23, 2015
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Saint Joseph, Michigan
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

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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London, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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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wakefield
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
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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Holiday, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
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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Porto District, Portugal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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montclair
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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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Tallong, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
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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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

I really liked the way that the museum took us round from the beginning of Marseilles to the current day in a logical and structured way. The exhibits were excellent. However, it did the cowardly thing, and while it mentioned the role of the resistance in WW2, it did not discuss how the authorities inn WW2 collaborated with the Nazis,... More 

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atlanta, georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

This stunning depiction of the history of Marseille places ithe city both within the evolution of mankind and its migration from Africa as well as on the timeline of Greek, Roman, and Western civilization. The well curated and easy to understand displays empower the viewer to place modernity in context.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

The museum was excellent with a myriad of exhibits which kept our attention throughout our visit. The audio guides were very good. I would recommend anyone interested in the history of Marseille to visit.

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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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