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Address: Quai du Port, 13002 Marseille, France
Phone Number: 04 91 55 11 11
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8:30 am - 6:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
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The town hall, built in 1656, is a beautiful example of the civil...

The town hall, built in 1656, is a beautiful example of the civil architecture of the end of the 17th century. Marseille's council has met here since the Middle Ages. Today, it houses the offices of the mayor, municipal councillors and other administrative offices.

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This is a grand old building. At first sight you might think it's just an old building with nothing special about it. However we are really fascinated by such grand old buildings... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 16, 2016
Dimitris L
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Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

This is a grand old building. At first sight you might think it's just an old building with nothing special about it. However we are really fascinated by such grand old buildings. They have a charm all of their own. Their architecture is just beautiful. They stand out and, to us at least, they are pleasing to the eye. It... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

One of the most imposing buildings on the harbour front, climb the stairs to the left side of it to go up to Le Panier - Old Town for great views.

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Knaresborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2016

I must say that it galls me when people complain about an old building not being "much of an attraction". What do they expect - video games, fruit machines and fairground rides for the kids? It's an old building. It doesn't need to be anything else. In a city where planners have allowed rather a lot of bland new building... More 

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

This building is not really an attraction! Indeed, it is closed to the public (I guess it's because of all the corruption but whatever). However, it has a beautiful baroque architecture

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

It is an old, historic building near the port but not really a major site in my view. You can look at it from the outside if you are walking along the port.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Marseille's Town Hall is apparently at least 3 centuries old and looks a bit of a mongrel of architectural styles and neither one nor the other. Because the Nazis blew up the entire surrounding area down to the waterfront out of political and ideological spite, (yet liked the Town Hall so spared it), it sits all on its own in... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 via mobile

Walked a fair old way but it was unfortunately closed. (It was a Sunday I suppose but the harbour was very busy). Beautiful architecture all around and lots to look at on the outside if you find yourself in Marseille on a Sunday.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 via mobile

Historic yes. Informative yes. Friendly staff yes. Everything else nothing major. Pretty to look at from the outside.

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Paris, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

It is located in front of the harbor. The building is surprisingly small and offer nothing special in the outside.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Beautiful building which has been sympathetically restored to it's former glory. Perhaps one of the most impressive civil buildings in Marseille. A reminder of old Marseille

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