Marseilles France Museums
Marseille is one of France's most popular sunny regions - soaked beaches and its attractions shine through every time it's a good time to visit the historic city. Marseille, a fascinating seaside city, has many things to do, do and see, so you are spoilt for choice as to what to do, see and experience in the museums.
Although the MuCEM is closed on Tuesdays, many of the museums are closed during the week, although some, such as the National Museum of Natural History and the Museum of Archaeology on the History of France, are open all day. Most museums are open on weekends, but the larger museums are closed, while Mu CEM, the Museum de la Nouvelle Art Nouveau de Marseille (MNA) is closed on Thursdays and Fridays, as well as other museums.
If you plan to stay in Marseille for a longer period of time and visit a number of galleries and museums, be sure to visit the Pass to the Musees, which gives you access to all the galleries of the museum as well as the Museum de la Nouvelle Art Nouveau de Marseille. If learning stimulates your appetite, you can also eat in one of the restaurants in Marseville recommended by Marseillaise Tourisme. Some are free on the first Sunday of the month, others are only open on weekends.
If you like art, you can visit the Musee Cantini, where you can find many works of art. When exploring Marseille's art museums, you won't be short of tempting options.
These include the magnificently renovated and magnificently enlarged Musee des Beaux - Arts, the Museum de l'Arts de Marseille. Other notable museums in Marseille include the National Museum of Modern Art and the Museum of the French Revolution. Perhaps the most interesting part of visiting the various Marseville museums is the fact that many of them are housed in amazing buildings, including real palaces. There are also a number of Marseille history museums, covering everything from the history of France to the city's early history and modern history.
The museum has inherited a large collection from the Ethnographic and Folklore Museum, once known as the Louvre of the People. The collection of this museum, which comprises over half a million pieces, is largely based on the museum's original collection, which was transferred to Marseille in 2005. Since 2000, the collection has been enriched with a collection of more than 30,000 objects from the Mediterranean, from Neolithic artefacts to modern art. Today, there are over 1,500 objects from around the world, including engravings of human skulls from South America, as well as paintings, sculptures, ceramics and other objects.
The Musee du Vieux - Marseille is one of the best museums in Marseille city centre, a short walk from the main train station. Of course, there is a large collection of art from all over the world, but it is still worth visiting, especially if you do not arrive on time. It is a great place for a short walk through the museum and a good introduction to the history of France.
The Museum de l'Homme succeeded the old Trocadero and was built in 1937 by Georges Henri Riviere. In fact, the museum is one of the most important museums in Marseille and also the second largest in France. Founded in Paris in 1937, the Museum of Folk Art and Traditions is the largest collection of popular art and traditions in one place, with over 1.5 million objects.
Parking is limited and works can only be stopped on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the parking lot of the Museum de l'Homme.
The Museum d'histoire de Marseille, which houses the opposite wing of the Museum de l'Homme, is located on the south side of the city centre, in the heart of Marseille, on the corner of Saint-Germain-du-Marne.
The museum was built on the disused pier of Marseille, where migrants often get their first glimpse of the city. Located next to Fort Saint-Jean, it opened in 2013 when Marseille was named European Capital of Culture.
This stunning 19th century building, designed by Henri-Jacques Esperandieu, is a museum of art, architecture, history and architecture of the city of Marseille and its people.
The Cantini Museum is one of the best in France at the time and houses works by Spanish, French and Italian artists. With its honeycomb-like walls, it is a major attraction for the more than 1 million people who dock on cruise ships in Marseille. Art is littered with paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints, photographs and other works of art from the 19th and early 20th centuries. The Museum of Fine Arts in Marseille has the largest collection of its kind in the world, with over 1,000 works.
The Museum of History (MUCEM) is ideal for those who make a cultural stop during their visit to Marseille.