Musée des Beaux Arts
This intimate museum paints an appealing portrait of elegant 19th-century Marseille with its collections of 13th- to 19th-century...
No address is more telling of the city’s extravagant cultural diversity than cours Julien, an elongated square with a fountain that has...
Artsy bustling bistro and lazy coffee shop.
Le Comptoir Dugommier
A handy pit-stop by the train station, this old-timer café with tin moulding, wooden floors and vintage signs makes an atmospheric...
7 rue Édouard Stephan · interesting places nearby
Musée des Beaux Arts information
Spectacularly set in the colonnaded Palais de Longchamp, Marseille’s oldest museum is a treasure trove of Italian and Provençal painting and sculpture from the 17th to 21st centuries. The palace's shaded park is one of the centre’s few green spaces, and is popular with local families. The spectacular fountains were constructed in the 1860s, in part to disguise a water tower at the terminus of an aqueduct from the River Durance.