Marseille's Museums Walking Tour, Marseille

Marseille, as the oldest city of France, has a rich history. It is home of diverse museums and galleries. Many of them are beautiful and interesting buildings which have become important landmarks. This walking tour will take you to them to know better understand French history and culture.
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Marseille's Museums Walking Tour Map

Guide Name: Marseille's Museums Walking Tour
Guide Location: France » Marseille (See other walking tours in Marseille)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 8
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.4 km
Author: kane
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Musée d'Archéologie Méditerranéenne

1) Musée d'Archéologie Méditerranéenne (must see)

This museum offers visitors an extensive overview of the Mediterranean civilizations of antiquity. It has a notable Egyptian department and pottery, bronzes and glass dating from Etruscan, Greek and Roman times, as well as a collection of regional archeology. Established in 1863, the museum is one of the oldest in Marseille and the second oldest in France. Today, this invaluable collection can be seen in the Vieille Charité...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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La Vieille Charité

2) La Vieille Charité (must see)

La Vieille Charité is a former almshouse, now functioning as a museum and cultural center, situated in the heart of the old Panier quarter of Marseille. Constructed between 1671 and 1749 in the Baroque style to the designs of the architect Pierre Puget, it comprises four ranges of arcaded galleries in three storeys surrounding a space with a central chapel surmounted by an ovoid dome. The main body of the structure is a rectangle, 112m by 96m, composed of four walls in pink and yellow-tinted...   view more
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Musée d'Arts Africains, Océaniens et Amérindiens

3) Musée d'Arts Africains, Océaniens et Amérindiens

African, Oceanic and American Indians Art Museum has an exceptional collection of objects from three continents. The exhibition is displayed in three areas. The first room is devoted to African art, the second room focuses on the Oceanic and American Indian collections and the third is reserved for the collection of Mexican popular...   view more
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Musée des Docks Romains

4) Musée des Docks Romains (must see)

This museum houses exhibits and artifacts from the Roman docks and warehouses that were discovered on this site in 1947. This museum exhibits one of the world's rarest collections of dolia, large earthenware jars that Romans used to store oil. Other artifacts in the museum are from underwater archaeological finds in the waters around Marseilles.

Opening hours: Tuesday - Sunday: 10 am - 6...   view more
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Musée de la Marine et de l'Economie

5) Musée de la Marine et de l'Economie

This museum is dedicated to the city's seafaring commercial past. The paintings, engravings and models recapture the economic history of the Port of Marseille since the 16th century. Models of ships depict Marseille's strong ties with the sea, including trade, life in port, its maritime history and the history of Marseilles, especially from the 17th century to the present. The model boats are outstanding.

Opening hours: Monday - Sunday: 10 am – 6...   view more
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Jules Cantini Museum

6) Jules Cantini Museum (must see)

The Musée Cantini is a museum in Marseilles that has been open to the public since 1936. The museum specializes in modern art, especially paintings from the first half of the 20th century; it has one of the largest public collections in France of the 1900-1960 period. This 17th century mansion is home to a renowned collection of fauvist and surrealist art. It has a tremendous collection of sculptures, collages, faïence and paintings of many French artists including Bacon, Matisse and Picasso. ...   view more
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Natural History Museum

7) Natural History Museum (must see)

The Muséum d’histoire naturelle de Marseille, or Natural History Museum of Marseille, was founded in 1819 by Jean-Baptiste, marquis de Montgrand

The museum houses 83,000 zoological specimens d'animaux, 200,000 botanical specimens, 81,000 fossils and 8,000 mineral specimens. The four exhibitions areas of the museum are: la salle Safari - World Fauna - section concentrating on accidental imports through the port; la salle de Provence - Regional Fauna and Flora; la salle...   view more
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Fine Arts Museum

8) Fine Arts Museum

The Musée des beaux-arts de Marseille is one of the main museums in the city of Marseille, in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region. It occupies a wing of the Palais Longchamp, and displays a collection of paintings, sculptures and drawings from the 16th to 19th centuries, by artists such as David, Daumier, Courbet, Rubens, Perugino and others. The museum is one of five created by the Consulate in 1801 in the main cities of France. The basis for the collection was the seizure by...   view more
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Walking Tours in Marseille, France

Create Your Own Walk in Marseille

Create Your Own Walk in Marseille

Creating your own self-guided walk in Marseille is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Sweet Tooth Tour in Marseille

Sweet Tooth Tour in Marseille

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Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.7 km
City Orientation Walk I

City Orientation Walk I

Located on the Mediterranean coast of France, Marseille is the largest commercial port and the second most populous city in France. Being also the country's oldest, the city is known for its ancient heritage, distinctive culture, ethnic diversity and strong identity, all of which secures for Marseille the status of a major tourist destination. Follow this orientation walk to explore some of the top attractions of Marseille.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.1 km
Leisure and Relaxation Tour in Marseille

Leisure and Relaxation Tour in Marseille

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Tour Duration: 4 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 11.0 km
Historical Walking Tour in Marseille

Historical Walking Tour in Marseille

As Marseilles is the oldest city in France, it has a lot to offer visitors interested in history. It has many ancient buildings and churches of historical interest. All of these ancient buildings are very popular among tourists and have a rich history. Don't miss the chance to visit some of its most interesting constructions.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.8 km
Walking the Best Religious Sites of Marseille

Walking the Best Religious Sites of Marseille

Marseille is rich in sacred places, religious sights and buildings. Most of them represent Roman-Byzantine style and wouldn’t leave you indifferent. Often their interior is decorated with inlaid marble, mosaics and murals.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.7 km
City Orientation Walk II

City Orientation Walk II

Located on the Mediterranean coast of France, Marseille is the largest commercial port and the second most populous city in France. Being also the country's oldest, the city is known for its ancient heritage, distinctive culture, ethnic diversity and strong identity, all of which secures for Marseille the status of a major tourist destination. Follow this orientation walk to explore some of the top attractions of Marseille.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.4 km