Musee Regards de Provence, Marseille

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  • Unassuming little art gallery. Great exhibition of two little-known local painters - Antoine & Jos-Henri Ponchin - when we visited. Don't miss the cafe on the top floor with views over the harbour. 
    Unassuming little art gallery. Great exhibition of two little-known local painters - Antoine & Jos-Henri Ponchin - when we visited. Don't miss the cafe on the top floor with views over the harbour.  more »
  • No free admission like others on the first Sunday of each month, this museum is a private one, hence not quite bustling like its counterpart just across the road. However, I consider 6.50€ is... 
    No free admission like others on the first Sunday of each month, this museum is a private one, hence not quite bustling like its counterpart just across the road. However, I consider 6.50€ is...  more »
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  • Small cosy place to see the artists who dedicate to provincial the themes ,modern or ancient . Very nice view on the terrasse towards Mucem. Where you may have a snack or more formal lunch. They also organise use some parties cocktails in summer .
  • The building's original purpose was as a station sanitaire or Marseille sanitary station, where people arriving from abroad by sea or air went through a disinfection, screening and vaccination process in a bid to fight the city's ever-present threat of epidemics. They had videos showing how everyone was off loaded, 1st class was treated better, all clothing removed, steamed, dried, x-rays were taken, medical procedures by physicians and everyone dusted with DDT. The sanitary station is a building located in Marseille, built between 1946 and 1947 for the direction of sanitary control at the borders, near the port, at the bottom of the Panier, facing the sea, between the cathedral of La Major and Fort Saint-Jeans. The building had been abandoned for some 40 years and was occupied by squatters when the Fondation acquired it in a lamentable state. Privately funded, the 6.5 million €uro restoration project was overseen by the Marseille architect Guy Daher. Once threatened with demolition, the station sanitaire is today a listed building. Sleek and very 1950s-looking yet also quite contemporary, this 1,115 square metre / 12,000 square foot space is a worthy companion to the two brand-new, ultra-modern museums just across the road, the Villa Méditerranée and the MuCEM.

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