Centre de la Vieille Charité

Centre de la Vieille Charité information

Marseille , France
2 rue de la Charité
Getting there
Metro: Joliette
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Opening hours
10am-6pm Tue-Sun
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In the heart of the Le Panier quarter is this gorgeous architectural complex, built as a charity shelter for the town’s poor by local architect and sculptor Pierre Puget (1620–94), who was born just a couple of streets away. With its neoclassical central chapel and elegant arcaded courtyard, it’s a reminder of a more elegant age. Entry is free, or you can pay for entry to the smallMusée d’Archéologie Méditerranéenne and the Musée d’Arts Africains, Océaniens et Améridiens .

There’s also a nice cafe just inside the gateway.