|Set on the J4 waterfront esplanade, the new Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilizations is connected to the Fort Saint-Jean by a footbridge. The museum is close to several Marseille's tourist attractions such as the Vieux Port (Old Port), Le Panier district and La Major Cathedral.|
|The MuCem is housed in a massive square building facing the Mediterranean sea.|
Designed by French architect Rudy Ricciotti, this 40,000 m² structure is partly covered by a concrete lace.
|The MuCem's filigree lace creates light and shadow effects.|
|The MuCem's rooftop terrace is a great place to relax and have a drink while enjoying views of Marseille and the church of Notre-Dame de la Garde. From the terrace, you can walk to the Fort Saint-Jean, which hosts some of the MuCem exhibitions and is linked to Le Panier district by another footbridge.|
|The MuCem museum and the Pier J4 area are a great location to enjoy a stroll and shoot photos of Marseille's landmarks.|
|The MuCem features permanent collections and temporary exhibitions. Entrance to the MuCem building and the Fort Saint-Jean outdoor area is free. Full price ticket for permanent and temporary exhibits is €8 (check out the museum's website for reduced fees). If you pay by credit card you can skip the queue by purchasing your ticket at the ticket vending machine. An audio tour (in English, French, German, Spanish and Italian) is available for 2 €.|