Enchanting Marseilles reveals its secrets to curious visitors. During your escapade in the South, let the story of the city and its inhabitants unfurl. The low cost hotel of the Vieux-Port in Marseilles is ideally located, and we’ll advise you about all the key sites to explore.
Built between the 15th and 16th century, the building’s façade was carved in the neo-classical style. It is also called l’église des Augustins because it was this religious order that originally commissioned the building. Inside, you’ll see relics and tombs of noble Marseillais families.
The MuCEM, at the crossroads of civilisations
Dedicated to European and Mediterranean civilisations, this museum was opened in 2013, the same year Marseilles gained its status as European capital of culture. This contemporary structure was built in a historical setting in the Saint-Jean fort.
Le musée de la Marine et de l'Économie
Only a stone’s throw from the Ibis Marseilles Centre Vieux-Port and the Ibis cheap Marseille Vieux-Port, this museum is housed in the buildings of the chamber of commerce. A permanent exhibition showcases the city’s rich maritime and trading past. It regularly houses temporary exhibitions.
The Roman Docks museum presents outstanding vestiges including the remains of an old port and Roman warehouses. It presents an archaeological collection which bears witness to the importance of trade for the City of Phocaea.
A taste for the arts
Not far from your low cost hotel in the Vieux-Port of Marseilles, the opera highlights just how important it was for cities to build monuments to honour the glory of the 18th-19th century arts. Destroyed by flames in 1919, it opened its doors again in 1924.