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Fort Saint-Jean

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Address: Vieux port, Marseille, France
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Nice spot in the sun

After visiting the exhibition, and before going back to the permanent collections of the Mucem, we enjoyed the quiet and sun of the site.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

After visiting the exhibition, and before going back to the permanent collections of the Mucem, we enjoyed the quiet and sun of the site.

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Ludlow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited on a wet day and found the lack of signage frustrating. There were two temporary exhibitions as well as a permanent one and access to buildings. The site is large on various levels and has many signs saying "Sortie" which we assumed were for the way out although some led to other parts of the site.

Thank XKSue
Lyon, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

The 17th-century historical monument is located at the end of the Old Port. It is adjacent to Mediterranean History & Culture center and connected by two footbridges to Mucem and the Panier neighborhood. Prepare to spend and relax yourselves 1-2 hours here just wondering around in this big complex with old and modern buildings.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

The fort is pretty cool, but its not worth a trip if thats all youre going for. Its well restored and you can see how the fortification defended the harbor well. Cool for people who like war history.

Thank RyanInEugene
Morogoro Region, Tanzania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Good scenic areas. Look for a café around the area, an open cafe, relax whilst you sip your coffee, enjoy the breath taking historic scenic environment. Best experienced walking around. one or 2 hours are good here.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Great to crawl around this reconstructed port fort - feel all the history of the ages as you stroll through the gardens at the top of the fort.

Thank BlueHenFlyer
Weedon Bec, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

The site of the fort of Saint-Jean was really interesting. Stunning Mediterranean gardens have been developed which offer an ideal location for a delightful stroll & a breathtaking view across the J4 & the Joliette port.

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Encinitas, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

the Fort and the Mucem give a rich history of the Mediterranean- get the audio and follow along with the exhibits. (note that they don't necessarily all follow in alphabetical order) but I spent about 4 hours wandering around the Mucem and the Fort-

Thank KSC100
Marseille, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This is one of the top five - must visits when in Marseille. The gardens refurb' after 2013 provide one of the best secret provencial gardens around - the coastline, the building, the city and the port. There's lounge chairs, cafe, expos, or just simple peace and quiet. Come in the spring when all the provencale flowers are in full... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Nice conclusion to a self-guided walking tour around the whole of the Old Port area. Makes for some more nice views of this picturesque area.

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