Fort Saint-Jean

Historic site and monument
  • Fort Saint Jean Marseille
  • Fort Saint Jean Marseille
Fort Saint Jean MarseilleFort Saint Jean Marseille
test

Presentation

In the 13th century, the Hospitallers of Saint John of Jerusalem set up a fortress and a commandery at the entrance to the port.
The Tour Carrée was built by King René, Count of Provence, in the 15th century. The Fanal tower, built in 1644, signaled the entrance to the port. Louis XIV, in the 17th century, separated the fort from its neighborhood by digging a large trench, and thus kept the Marseillais in check by building the entrance to the port on the other side, Fort St. Nicolas.
The fort is an integral part of the MuCEM: its access will be reopened at the time of the museum's inauguration.
"The vaulted rooms housed in the stone bowels of Fort St. Jean, a 12th century historical monument, will offer exhibition galleries on the themes of celebration and entertainment. A unique opportunity to approach in a playful way facts revealing the evolution of societies, especially in the Mediterranean. In this public space, visitors will also be able to stroll through a Mediterranean garden suspended on the heights of the fort and marvel at the magnificent panorama offered over the sea." website www.mucem.org
Opening period (s)From 19/05 to 31/12/2021 between 10 am and 7 pm.
Closed on Tuesday.
General information
  • Style :
    • Classical
Services, Tours, Activities and entertainment
  • Environments :
    • Close to a public transportation
  • Entertainment :
    • Temporary exhibition
Contact
Fort Saint-Jean
Quai du Port
13002
Marseille
Phone : 04 84 35 13 13

Tarifs

Free of charge.
loading
FICHE_INFO_SIMPLE_LIBELLE_DESTINATION
Fort Saint-Jean
Quai du Port
13002
Marseille
GPS coordinates
Latitude : 43.294849
Longitude : 5.362801
We also suggest...
Thee sites, three different athmospheres offering rewarding and amazing proposals to be discovered on 40 000 m2: the Mucem is a true 21 century...
  • Cultural leisure facilities :
    • Media library