Marseille’s Iconic Waterfront Museum

The merging of French history and contemporary design are on display in an exceptional fashion on the waterfront of Marseille.

The port city is the oldest in France and tor centuries the narrow entrance to its harbour was a key entry point to Europe,

Either side of entrance, barely fifty metres wide, was guarded over by two historic forts of St Jean and St Nicholas.

Iconic museum Marseille

The driving walls, bastions and towers of one of these forts now forms part of the Museum.
Of European and Mediterranean Civilisations (MUCEM), which explores the history and culture of the Mediterranean region.

Iconic museum Marseille

The fort is linked to the bold contemporary design of the museum by a high metal walkway and the complex features open spaces, harbour and portside walkways, cafes, gardens, outside resting places and a giant open  plaza which faces the church of.
The space has become an iconic site of modern Marseille

Iconic museum Marseille


Destination – France