7 Prom. Robert Laffont, 13002 MARSEILLE
Behind the acronym MuCEM lies the Museum of Civilizations of Europe and the Mediterranean. Inaugurated in June 2013 in Marseille, during the year of the European Capital of Culture, this museum focuses on Mediterranean and European societies and cultures by mixing genres to deal with major societal issues: places of debate, exhibition, forum...
This 15,000-cubic-metre society museum houses works from the National Museum of Folk Arts and Traditions. This Parisian museum was closed in 2005. Located by the sea, the MuCEM is located near Fort Saint-Jean, between the seaport and the Old Port of Marseille.
Wrapped in a wall of black lace that lets in the light, the Mistral and the sea, this cubic and original building is the work of architect Rudy Ricciotti. Visitors especially appreciate the café on the terrace from which a footbridge connects it to Fort Saint Jean. We also like the different small terraces with wooden benches/deck chairs. Over the years, Marseilles and visitors have invested in the MuCEM and its surroundings: there are nearly 2 million visitors a year.
MuCEM is less than an hour from Flory'sun!