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Fort Saint-Jean

Historic site and monument, Classical in Marseille 2ème
  • In the 13th century, the Hospitallers of Saint John of Jerusalem set up a fortress and a commandery at the entrance to the port.

  • The Tour Carrée was built by King René, Count of Provence, in the 15th century. The Fanal tower, built in 1644, signaled the entrance to the port. Louis XIV, in the 17th century, separated the fort from its neighborhood by digging a large trench, and thus kept the Marseillais in check by building the entrance to the port on the other side, Fort St. Nicolas.
    The fort is an integral part of the MuCEM: its access will be reopened at the time of the museum's inauguration.
    "The vaulted rooms...
    The Tour Carrée was built by King René, Count of Provence, in the 15th century. The Fanal tower, built in 1644, signaled the entrance to the port. Louis XIV, in the 17th century, separated the fort from its neighborhood by digging a large trench, and thus kept the Marseillais in check by building the entrance to the port on the other side, Fort St. Nicolas.
    The fort is an integral part of the MuCEM: its access will be reopened at the time of the museum's inauguration.
    "The vaulted rooms housed in the stone bowels of Fort St. Jean, a 12th century historical monument, will offer exhibition galleries on the themes of celebration and entertainment. A unique opportunity to approach in a playful way facts revealing the evolution of societies, especially in the Mediterranean. In this public space, visitors will also be able to stroll through a Mediterranean garden suspended on the heights of the fort and marvel at the magnificent panorama offered over the sea." website www.mucem.org
  • Environment
    • Close to a public transportation
    • Bus stop < 500 m
    • Subway station < 500 m
Services
  • Activities
    • Temporary exhibition
Openings
  • All year
  • Monday
    10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Tuesday
    Closed
    -
  • Wednesday
    10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Thursday
    10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Friday
    10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Saturday
    10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Sunday
    10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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