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La Vieille Charité, Marseille, visit

Practical Information

Date :
All year long

Category :
Leisure & Discovery

Theme :
Architecture

Interest :
Tourism

Field :
Visits and Tours

Schedules and Prices


Closed on 1 January, 4 April, 13 April, 1 May, 8 May, 1 June, 23 May, 21 May, 14 July, 15 August, 1 November, 11 November and 25 December

Address :
La Vieille Charité Building
2, rue de la Vieille Charité
13002, Marseille

FRANCE

Phone Number :
04 91 14 58 80

04 91 14 58 81

Public transportation :
Metro stop: Vieux-Port or Joliette

Website :
http://vieille-charite-marseille.com/

Mood : For groups of two

Description

Baroque Marseille.

In the Panier quarter, on the site of the Greek city of Massalia, near the Old Port of Marseille, you will find the Vieille Charité.

This is a superb baroque architectural complex dating from the 17th century, built by Pierre Puget to accommodate the poor. Pierre Puget had grown up in this area and was official architect to Louis XIV. This is an imposing building, with a particularly elegant oval chapel.
Puget was a genius whose sculptures are on display at the Louvre museum in Paris.

In this stunning architectural complex, you can also find the Museum of African, Pacific Islander and American Indian Art and the Archeological museum of the Salyens tribe.
Major temporary exhibitions are organised here on a regular basis, drawing large crowds. You can also relax in the bar-restaurant and at the bookshop on site.

Practical Information

Date :
All year long

Category :
Leisure & Discovery

Theme :
Architecture

Interest :
Tourism

Field :
Visits and Tours

Schedules and Prices


Closed on 1 January, 4 April, 13 April, 1 May, 8 May, 1 June, 23 May, 21 May, 14 July, 15 August, 1 November, 11 November and 25 December

Address :
La Vieille Charité Building
2, rue de la Vieille Charité
13002, Marseille

FRANCE

Phone Number :
04 91 14 58 80
04 91 14 58 81

Website :
http://vieille-charite-marseille.com/

Mood : For groups of two

Public transportation :
Metro stop: Vieux-Port or Joliette