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MAAOA
Civilization
MAAOA
Marseille
Cross of Provence - Yellow footpath
Technical - 3h30
Cross of Provence - Yellow footpath
St-Anthonin-sur-Bayon
Climbing in the Calanques with Pierre Clarac
Guide
Climbing in the Calanques with Pierre Clarac
Marseille
Marseilleveyre massif - West face
Mountains
Marseilleveyre massif - West face
Marseille
Espace 361 - exhibitions and workshops
Contemporary
Espace 361 - exhibitions and workshops
Aix en Provence
Anse du figuier
1-Pitch
Anse du figuier
Marseille
Living Arts, resto, gallery & jazz live
Concert, party
Living Arts, resto, gallery & jazz live
Marseille
Bowling under the trees at the Tholonet
Petanque ground
Bowling under the trees at the Tholonet
Le Tholonet
Compagnie Marseillaise's perfumes
Fashion
Compagnie Marseillaise's perfumes
Marseille
Milles camp memorial site
Historic
Milles camp memorial site
Aix-en-Provence
Vignelaure, Greats Wines and Art Gallery
Cellar
Vignelaure, Greats Wines and Art Gallery
Rians
Navy museum
Historic
Navy museum
Marseille
La Bonne Saison, organic basket and retail
Food
La Bonne Saison, organic basket and retail
Marseille
Lou Pitchoun
Expert - 1h30 - 45m
Lou Pitchoun
La Ciotat
Raskas Kayak, ballads at sea
Club
Raskas Kayak, ballads at sea
Marseille, Cassis
Jeannette's hole
Initiated - 1h30 - 45m
Jeannette's hole
La Ciotat
Bouquet Cascade
Lake & river
Bouquet Cascade
Le Tholonet
Le Bistro Vénitien, chez Marie
Italian, Thaï
Le Bistro Vénitien, chez Marie
Marseille
Callelongue via Le Pas de la Demi Lune
Classical - 2h20
Callelongue via Le Pas de la Demi Lune
Marseille
Indian Forest Aix, zip lines close to the river
Hobbies parc
Indian Forest Aix, zip lines close to the river
Aix en Provence
Mushrooms cave
Technical - 3h
Mushrooms cave
Puyloubier
STAND UP PADDLE avec l'asso Glisse pour tous
Club
STAND UP PADDLE avec l'asso Glisse pour tous
Marseille
Cret St Michel - Black wall
Multi-Pitch
Cret St Michel - Black wall
Marseille
Proxi Pousse, transport and delivery
Transport
Proxi Pousse, transport and delivery
Marseille
Campagne Pastré
Park & forest
Campagne Pastré
Marseille
The 3C, Citizen Cultural Coffee-shop
Concert, party
The 3C, Citizen Cultural Coffee-shop
Aix en Provence
The Blue Coast
Creek
The Blue Coast
Carry le Rouet, Ensuès la Redonne, Sausset les Pins...
The Art Revolution in the Panier
District
The Art Revolution in the Panier
Marseille
La Vesse drop-off
Coastline
La Vesse drop-off
Le Rove
Rue de l'Arc, first vegetated street
District
Rue de l'Arc, first vegetated street
Marseille
Maïre Island - Monkeys Bay
Island
Maïre Island - Monkeys Bay
Marseille
Souk atmosphere, Flea Market
Practical
Souk atmosphere, Flea Market
Marseille
Vallon Sourn
Lake & river
Vallon Sourn
Correns
Extreme Bec de Sormiou
Technical - 3h
Extreme Bec de Sormiou
Marseille
Mugel park
Park & forest
Mugel park
La Ciotat
The revolutionary architecture of Joseph Sec
Monument
The revolutionary architecture of Joseph Sec
Aix en Provence
Navy museum
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Title in french : Musée de la Marine

Type : historic

City : Marseille

What a nice surprise is this small museum situated in the beautiful building of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Marseille! With 400 years of existence, this institution sitting proudly on the Canebière shows many paintings and documents about the time when Marseille was the first port of France.

Like any good Marine Museum, large models of yachts and other ships adorn the hallways. But very quickly, the huge portraits of Napoleon III and the Empress catch the visitors'attention.

Then we are projected into another dimension: the port of Marseille, 150 years ago, when most of the French commerce transited on its docks, with a strong smell of coffee and spices from the colonies.

The paintings perfectly depict the world of the docks, the hard work but also the mixture of peoples, the mixing of cultures, confirming its position as the gateway to the East.

The next room is about the industrial development of the local ports, the arrival of mechanization on land and sea, the landscape that becomes different...

After an impressive old diving suit and its lead shoes, you will walk to the present Old Port, now dedicated to boating and tourism, but still retaining perfumes from Africa.



Observed conditions
A voir / A faire
Show
Le Schpountz by Pagnol, theater and hiking Allauch
Fashion
Lynn Dalaga, the French eleganceMarseille
Cellar
Domaine Révelette, natural and authenticJouques
Transport
Proxi Pousse, transport and deliveryMarseille
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