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Fort Saint-Jean

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Address: Vieux port, Marseille, France
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Really well preserved, it is connected to the Musée des civilizations et de la Mediterranée (MuCem). Mixture of modern parts very beautifully integrated with the Fort.

Reviewed 1 week ago
Geneva, Switzerland
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Geneva, Switzerland
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really well preserved, it is connected to the Musée des civilizations et de la Mediterranée (MuCem). Mixture of modern parts very beautifully integrated with the Fort.

Thank mgsimao
Zurich, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

located on the entrance of the old harbour, this impressive fortress was well reconstructed. it hosts some exhibitions, but you can wonder for free around in the outside part and the gardens, offering some stunning views on the town and the harbour. definitely a must when in Marseille.

Thank r0landbrunner
Warsaw, Poland
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67 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to sit down, relax, and enjoy the sun and the beautiful views. Lovely gardens, too. The terraces and gardens are free to visit but closed on Tuesdays.

Thank mikaboo
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is lovely to explore in the sunshine. You can enter via a footbridge from the MUCEM, a footbridge over the road from Vieux Port or straight off the road at the bottom of the fort. An interesting building to wander around but there are also lots of places to sit down and appreciate the sun. We managed to... More 

Thank Helen W
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed March 23, 2017

After visiting the exhibition, and before going back to the permanent collections of the Mucem, we enjoyed the quiet and sun of the site.

Thank Mops51
Ludlow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed March 6, 2017

We visited on a wet day and found the lack of signage frustrating. There were two temporary exhibitions as well as a permanent one and access to buildings. The site is large on various levels and has many signs saying "Sortie" which we assumed were for the way out although some led to other parts of the site.

Thank XKSue
Lyon, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed January 2, 2017

The 17th-century historical monument is located at the end of the Old Port. It is adjacent to Mediterranean History & Culture center and connected by two footbridges to Mucem and the Panier neighborhood. Prepare to spend and relax yourselves 1-2 hours here just wondering around in this big complex with old and modern buildings.

Thank dominique_hwang
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Reviewed December 28, 2016

The fort is pretty cool, but its not worth a trip if thats all youre going for. Its well restored and you can see how the fortification defended the harbor well. Cool for people who like war history.

Thank RyanInEugene
Morogoro Region, Tanzania
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149 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed November 14, 2016

Good scenic areas. Look for a café around the area, an open cafe, relax whilst you sip your coffee, enjoy the breath taking historic scenic environment. Best experienced walking around. one or 2 hours are good here.

Thank MustansirMusaji
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450 reviews
131 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed October 20, 2016

Great to crawl around this reconstructed port fort - feel all the history of the ages as you stroll through the gardens at the top of the fort.

Thank BlueHenFlyer

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