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MuCEM
The Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations (MuCEM; Musée des Civilisations de l'Europe et de la Méditerranée) is a national museum in Marseille, France. It was inaugurated in 2013, the same year Marseille was designated as the ‘European Capital of Culture,’ and is dedicated to showcasing the multifaceted history of the Mediterranean and its different landscapes, cities, and shores.

The museum is built on reclaimed land at the entrance to Marseille’s harbour. Its exhibits are devoted to European and Mediterranean civilizations in the Mediterranean basin, taking an interdisciplinary approach to presenting the different societies who have called this area home throughout the ages and in modern times. It is the first museum in the world to focus entirely on the cultures of the Mediterranean, and it includes all the social sciences: anthropology, political science, sociology, history, archaeology, and art history. In addition to MuCEM’s permanent collections, there are also rotating temporary exhibitions and seminars, feature films and documentaries, and performances focusing on the Mediterranean’s current affairs.

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MuCEM is easily accessible by public transit or by car. By metro (and a 10-minute walk), you can take Line 1 (station Vieux-Port) or Line 2 (Station Joliette). By tramway (and a 10- to 15-minute walk), take tram T2 (stop: République/Dames or Joliette). Bus lines to the MuCEM: Lines 82/82s, 60, and 49. There is a 24-hour paid parking lot at Vieux-Port/Fort Saint-Jean, and Mobi Métropole offers a door-to-door transport service for people with disabilities.
Address: 7, Promenade Robert Laffont (Esplanade du J4), Marseille 13213, France
Hours: Every day except Tuesday from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. in summer and 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. in winter. Open Fridays in the summer until 10 p.m.
Admission: 8 €; Family ticket 12 € (valid for 2 adults and up to 5 children)
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MUCEM and Fort Saint Jean Skip the Line Ticket

There’s no need to queue up with a skip-the-line ticket to Mucem in Marseille. Known as the Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilizations (Musée des Civilisations de l'Europe et de la Méditerranée), the national museum features both permanent and temporary exhibits on history and society. Admission gives you access to both sites: the architectural J4 building and the historic monument of Fort Saint-Jean.
  • Duration: 1 to 3 hrs
  • Duration: 1 to 3 hrs
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Marseille City Pass

Build your own custom (and cost-efficient!) tour of Marseille’s best cultural attractions with the Marseille City Pass!  With your single-day or multi-day pass, visit museums, castles, basilicas and more! With unlimited access to Marseille’s metro transport system and free entry to more than a dozen attractions in and around town, the all-inclusive Marseille City Pass offers something for every visitor.
  • Duration: 1 day
  • Duration: 1 day
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Colorbus Marseille Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour

Cruise the history-filled streets of Marseille during this fun and informative bus ride. If a sight catches your eye, then hop down and explore—you'll have unlimited opportunities to hop back on. Perfect for first-time visitors, the tour covers 14 different stops, from the Old Port to the castle that inspired The Count of Monte Cristo. Learn about each attraction with an onboard audio guide, available in 8 different languages.
  • Duration: 1 to 2 days
  • Duration: 1 to 2 days
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Historical Center Walking Tour of Marseille

Follow Marseille’s journey from ancient Greek port town to 2013 European Capital of Culture on this 3-hour walking tour of Marseille’s historic center. Marvel at its medieval ruins; explore the atmospheric neighborhood of Le Panier; stroll around the Old Port; and admire landmarks such as Fort St Jean, the MUCEM, and the Cathédrale de la Major.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Cassis and Marseille Small-Group Tour from Aix-en-Provence

Combine a visit to the scenic fishing village of Cassis with the bustling port city of Marseille on this full-day small-group tour from Aix-en-Provence. Cruise around the UNESCO-listed coastline of Cassis, past the dramatic calanques, then look out over the bay from the Cape Canaille, Europe’s highest sea cliff. After lunch (own expense), head to Marseille to take in highlights like Le Panier, Saint Victor Abbey, Notre Dame de la Garde basilica and Fort Saint-Jean.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Fat E-Bike Guided Tour in Marseille's Old Town

Cruise through Marseille’s Old Town on a fat e-bike. This electric bicycle with its distinctive wide tires allows you to cover distance with ease as you explore the city’s historic district. Visit major sights like the Pharo Palace, MuCEM Museum, and Cathedral, as well as lesser-known treasures in Le Panier. Enjoy breaks to take photos and chat with your local guide.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Private Provencal Market, Gourmet and Shopping Tour to Aix en Provence from Marseille

Discover the famous flavors and sights of Provence on a private, full day-tour from Marseille. Travel to charming Aix-en-Provence for a walking tour of the historic city center, plus tastings of specialty products and lunch at the town’s legendary market. Back in Marseille, take a sightseeing tour of St Victor Abbey, Notre Dame de la Garde Basilica and other highlights, and continue shopping at the city’s popular new mall and market.
  • Duration: 7 hours 18 minutes
  • Duration: 7 hours 18 minutes
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Guided tour of Marseille, the new district of La Joliette au Panier!

Marseille has undergone spectacular transformations since it was European Capital of Culture in 2013: discover its renovations by following an original route from the foot of the CMA-CGM Tower to the Old Port and the Panier district via La Joliette !
  • Duration: 5 to 6 hours
  • Duration: 5 to 6 hours
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Marseille Guided Tour

Find your professional guide in front of the Cathedral of the Major.It is next to the stop of the cruise shuttles.Visit the most beautiful old Marseille, The Basket, with your guide.During the tour you will see the Cathedral of the Major, the Old Port of Marseille, the Palace of the Old Charity, the Town Hall, the Fort Saint Jean, the Mucem, the Jardin des Vestiges and the Canebière.Your guide will also take you to the old port and the Canebière.This tour includes entry to the Cathedral, Fort Saint Jean and the Palace of the Old Charity.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Visit Guidée - Balade Marseillaise

Cette balade is a panorama of Marseille, the old port of Vieux Port aux ports de la Joliette en passant par le Panier.C'est une découverte générale du center historique de Marseille qui vous racontera la grande et les petites histoires de la vie vieille de France.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Duration: 2 hours
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