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Centre de la Vieille Charite

2 rue de la Charite, 13002 Marseille, France
+33 4 91 14 58 52
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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2 rue de la Charite, 13002 Marseille, France
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"great museum"
in 3 reviews
"interesting building"
in 3 reviews
"archaeological museum"
in 2 reviews
"various levels"
in 2 reviews
"panier district"
in 2 reviews
"narrow streets"
in 2 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 2 reviews
"old port"
in 2 reviews
"oceanic"
in 6 reviews
"chapel"
in 4 reviews
"collection"
in 7 reviews
"orphans"
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"vagrants"
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"century"
in 4 reviews
"exhibits"
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"dome"
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"architecture"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 6 April 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
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Reviewed 3 March 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
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Reviewed 2 February 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
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Reviewed 22 November 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 10 September 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
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Reviewed 27 July 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
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Reviewed 11 July 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

Thank Barry A
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Reviewed 19 May 2017

You come off the narrow streets of this characteristic district into this huge 17th/18th century collection of buildings with its church in the centre. Worth a visit even if you do not go into its museums.

Thank Ivor M
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Reviewed 13 May 2017

This historic Charity House now houses several excellent collections. Among them are Oceanic, African and Native American. All are well done.

Thank cordyroy
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