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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  • The first thing I must say is that if you are the holder of a blue handicapped person badge, do ask if there is a concessionary rate, because there is and for your carer if you have one with you... 
    The first thing I must say is that if you are the holder of a blue handicapped person badge, do ask if there is a concessionary rate, because there is and for your carer if you have one with you...  more »
  • An excellent experience. Very interesting information on the old buildings and the history of their formation over the years. Emotional exhibition on immigrants and he process of immigration from... 
    An excellent experience. Very interesting information on the old buildings and the history of their formation over the years. Emotional exhibition on immigrants and he process of immigration from...  more »
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  • Easily the best museum in Marseille, and one of the best museums I've ever been to. It's wonderfully split between an historic fort and a highly contemporary exhibit hall. The ticket price is not high, and well worth it. Even as an anglophone who could not totally understand all of the text in the exhibits, I highly enjoyed my experience here.
  • Great Museum. The space outside is extraordinary and require no admission (it's free). Several gardens on top of the fort to relax. Great views. The museum itself is good and the exhibitions are interesting but not as special as the exterior. So if you have limited time or not so interested in exhibitions have a look at the exterior.

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