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Address: Quai du Port, 13002 Marseille, France
Phone Number: +33 4 91 55 11 11
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08:30 - 18:00
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Mon - Fri 08:30 - 18:00
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The town hall, built in 1656, is a beautiful example of the civil...

The town hall, built in 1656, is a beautiful example of the civil architecture of the end of the 17th century. Marseille's council has met here since the Middle Ages. Today, it houses the offices of the mayor, municipal councillors and other administrative offices.

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Historical Architecture

The 17th Century Marseille Hôtel de Ville (City Hall) is an excellent example of Neo-Baroque architecture. There are three floors. It was the only building on the harbor to... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 September 2016
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Weedon Bec, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

The City Hall was completed in 1673 in the Genoan Baroque style, built from Couronne pink stone. Its bust of King Louis XIV on the façade is a historical symbol of royal power. Worth a look.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

The 17th Century Marseille Hôtel de Ville (City Hall) is an excellent example of Neo-Baroque architecture. There are three floors. It was the only building on the harbor to survive the destruction of World War 2.

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

This is a grand old building. At first sight you might think it's just an old building with nothing special about it. However we are really fascinated by such grand old buildings. They have a charm all of their own. Their architecture is just beautiful. They stand out and, to us at least, they are pleasing to the eye. It... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

One of the most imposing buildings on the harbour front, climb the stairs to the left side of it to go up to Le Panier - Old Town for great views.

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Knaresborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016

I must say that it galls me when people complain about an old building not being "much of an attraction". What do they expect - video games, fruit machines and fairground rides for the kids? It's an old building. It doesn't need to be anything else. In a city where planners have allowed rather a lot of bland new building... More 

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2015

This building is not really an attraction! Indeed, it is closed to the public (I guess it's because of all the corruption but whatever). However, it has a beautiful baroque architecture

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Oklahoma City, OK USA
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2015

It is an old, historic building near the port but not really a major site in my view. You can look at it from the outside if you are walking along the port.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2015

Marseille's Town Hall is apparently at least 3 centuries old and looks a bit of a mongrel of architectural styles and neither one nor the other. Because the Nazis blew up the entire surrounding area down to the waterfront out of political and ideological spite, (yet liked the Town Hall so spared it), it sits all on its own in... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2015 via mobile

Walked a fair old way but it was unfortunately closed. (It was a Sunday I suppose but the harbour was very busy). Beautiful architecture all around and lots to look at on the outside if you find yourself in Marseille on a Sunday.

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2015 via mobile

Historic yes. Informative yes. Friendly staff yes. Everything else nothing major. Pretty to look at from the outside.

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