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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 1 week ago

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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

Thank Jane M
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

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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.

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

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.

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

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Reviewed September 9, 2017 via mobile

this place is just splendid. you can visit current exposition. but you can enter for free to visit the garden . the shape of the central church is special not the usual rond one. do not hesitate plan a visit to La vielle charite

Thank Isabelle R
Reviewed July 27, 2017

Located in the old town, the building is very interesting. Even more interesting is the archaeological museum with exponents from Egypt and Greece, which is located in it.

Thank Ogi0
Reviewed July 11, 2017

Built between 1671 and 1745 as a shelter for the poor and homeless this building is very pretty with lots of shaded walkways around. Unfortunately we didn't manage to see any of the museums exhibitions as we arrived too late in the evening but we...More

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