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Centre de la Vieille Charite

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2 rue de la Charite, 13002 Marseille, France
+33 4 91 14 58 52
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is not only a beautiful building, it also houses one of the most marvellous Egyptian collections I have ever seen. Worthwhile every penny!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank roelgrol
Reviewed November 3, 2018 via mobile

A short walk from the Docks was this little hidden of a museum. Beautiful architecture and a series of small but very professionally curated museum from Africa and the America's. Our 2 kids under 10 got in for free and loved taking (no flash) photos...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank GC1515
Reviewed September 19, 2018

Most amazing collection of mexican masks and more. Only 3 Euros if you re senior (65+). Alsoa very surprising Egyptian Colle tion

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Alan B
Reviewed September 10, 2018

The Centre de la Vieille Charite is an interesting old building (previously a hospital) that houses a diverse collection of artefacts from a number of countries - and also houses research facilities and a research library. There is also a chapel/church and a popular cafe...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank cdm6345
Reviewed August 29, 2018 via mobile

You can get in and take a look for free but not have access to exhibitions which were fabulous. You can also eat at the café inside without a ticket and although we didn't eat there the good looked great and was really good value...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank janemX9378UQ
Reviewed May 17, 2018

La Vieille Charité is an ancient 17th century almshouse in the Panier now housing an excellent collection of antiquities, Egyptian and other oriental artifacts on its upper floors and temporary exhibits on the main floor. Some of Picasso’s Voyages imaginaires (Imaginary Voyages) was shown when...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed April 6, 2018

Great lunch available in the elegant courtyard; a nice contrast to the tight tangle of old streets that make up the Panier.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank masuke
Reviewed March 3, 2018

A must to see the Picasso exhibit (much nicer than Mucem Fort André one!!!) (you can buy a ticket to see the two)...if you are in marseille for a while...check out the 45 euros pass to visit all 14 museums for a year ... I...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Theresa R
Reviewed February 2, 2018 via mobile

You can walk around the building for free but to view the museum you need to pay. Seniors get a discount. There are also bathrooms available.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Diane K
Reviewed November 22, 2017 via mobile

The building houses a museum, and a lovely cafe. It was sunny the day we visited and seating in the cafe having a glass of wine and admiring the serene architecture seemed like the right thing to do. This used to be a homeless shelter...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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