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Château d'If

This is France’s very own Alcatraz, built in 1527 and used as a prison in the 17th century. This place was the inspiration for Alexandre Dumas’ novel, “The Count of Monte Cristo”.
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Le Musée d'Histoire de Marseille

This is an interesting and well visited museum with artefacts stretching back to the foundation of the city and. You can find it ideally located next to the Old Port.
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Musée des Docks Romains

Musée des Docks Romains is situated on the site of a Roman docks warehouse discovered after the war. Here you can find a range of impressive artefacts on display which were discovered when the old harbour was rebuilt.
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La Vielle Charité

The 17th century meant a cruel repression of beggars in France and in Marseille many of them were imprisoned. Alms houses were opened to serve as workhouses for beggars and this specific building was just that - an alms house. Nowadays the building is a cultural centre, housing among other things museums such as the Museum of Mediterranean Archaeology and the Museum of Art of Africa, Oceania and Amerindia.
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Palais Longchamp

Palais Longchamp is an extraordinary, majestic building right in the middle of the city that throws you years back in time with its ornamental staircases and large fountains. The building hosts the Musée des Beaux-Arts and the Natural History Museum.
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Villa Mediterrane

This impressive building houses the Villa Mediterrane. It is well worth a visit only for its architecture. Inside you can enjoy exhibitions that cover both marine life and history.
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