Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations, Marseille

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Enrich your understanding of European and Mediterranean civilizations at Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations, which takes an interdisciplinary approach to recounting society throughout the ages. The museum brings together all the disciplines of the social sciences, including anthropology, political science, sociology, history, archaeology, and art history, to examine the foundation of the Mediterranean's rich and diverse past. Displays take a comparative approach when depicting the influencing religions and bordering countries that played a major role in the development of the Mediterranean. A marvel in itself, the building that houses the museum is the work of architect Rudy Ricciotti--deliberately and openly facing the sea. Stop for a bite to eat at the restaurant on the top floor; it has a spectacular terrace with panoramic views of the bay. Using our online itinerary creator, Marseille attractions like Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • I did not visit the museum but only went here to see Fort Saint-Jean. This place is fabulous to see in it's own right but it also gives you spectacular photos as it overlooks the harbour. It's free... 
    I did not visit the museum but only went here to see Fort Saint-Jean. This place is fabulous to see in it's own right but it also gives you spectacular photos as it overlooks the harbour. It's free...  more »
  • Before we went we couldn't work out what kind of museum this is - art/history? I understand it was built for Marseille's tenure as European City of Culture and it is apparently a museum of... 
    Before we went we couldn't work out what kind of museum this is - art/history? I understand it was built for Marseille's tenure as European City of Culture and it is apparently a museum of...  more »
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  • Really Great museum with a lot of interesting and different exhibits. The curation is quite different to most museums I have visited and I found the approach very engaging. The architecture and the buildings themselves are also well worth seeing. Tickets are reasonable for the experience. Bear in mind you don't need to buy a ticket to just visit and see the buildings and really through the whole complex.
  • Expositions extremely well designed and displayed in an engaging and easy to consume way with different types of media. The ancient part of Fort St Jean is also well designed with many outdoor spaces to admire the city. I particularly love the thought they put into the design of the icons and signs!

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