Highlights in Marseille

Highlights in Marseille during a Mediterranean cruise

La Vieille Charité

  • former chaplains house
  • today museum and cultural center
  • built between 1671 and 1749
  • in Baroque style

Abbaye Saint-Victor

  • Roman monastery
  • dedicated to St. Victor
  • one of the oldest abbeys in Europe
  • dates from the 5th century

Cathédrale Sainte-Marie-Majeure de Marseille

  • cathedral and National Monument
  • dating from 1896
  • built by the architects Léon Vaudoyer and Henri-Jacques Esperendieu
  • in Byzantine-Romanesque style

L’hôtel de ville de Marseille

  • city hall of Marseille
  • dating from the 13th century
  • built by Mathieu Portal and Gaspard Puget
  • symbolizes the new political status under Louis XIV