Center de la Vieille Charité - (CVC)

Historic site and monument
  • La Vieille Charité à Marseille.jpg


Located in the district of " Le Panier", this old hospice of the 17th century is composed of several wings closed on the outside and opened on a rectangular court by galleries on the three levels.
In the center, a chapel with a baroque style dome is the work of Pierre Puget.

The Old Charity 'La Vieille Charité" is classified as a historical monument since 1951. It is currently a multidisciplinary center with scientific and cultural vocation. It houses the Museum of Mediterranean Archaeology and the Museum of African, Oceanian and Amerindian Arts, as well as temporary exhibitions.

Due to a temporary technical failure, the elevator of the Museum is currently out of order. Th Museums of Marseille apologize for the inconvenience caused and will do their utmost to welcome you in the best conditions.
Accessible for disabled
Opening period (s)From 01/01 to 31/12 between 9 am and 6 pm.
Closed on Monday.
Weekly closing on Mondays, except Easter and Whitsun Mondays.

Closed on January 1, May 1, November 1 and 11 and December 25.

Ticket office closes 30 minutes before museum closing time.
General information
  • Parking :
    • Parking nearby
  • Style :
    • Baroque
  • Park :
    • Park
Services, Tours, Activities and entertainment
  • Historical patrimony :
    • Historic patrimony
    • Historical patrimony
  • Entertainment :
    • Temporary exhibition
    • Entertainment
  • Interior facilities :
    • Air conditioning
    • Toilets
    • Restaurant


Visit of the chapel except during exhibitions.
Center de la Vieille Charité - (CVC)
2 Rue De la Charité
Phone : +33 4 91 14 58 80
Fax : +33 4 91 14 58 81


Free access. Free access for the permanent collections
Paid access (admission: 10€) for temporary exhibitions.
Centre de la Vieille Charité - (CVC)
2 Rue De la Charité
GPS coordinates
Latitude : 43.300106
Longitude : 5.367786