The prestigious MuCEM is the jewel in the crown of cultural Marseille. The museum focuses on the European and Mediterranean civilizations from Early Antiquity to present-day. It is housed in an ultra-modern building with a footbridge leading to a medieval fort. The unique architecture makes the museum impressive both inside and out.
The MuCEM, which stands for Musée des Civilisations de l'Europe et de la Méditerranée, opened its doors in June 2013, the year that Marseille was designated the cultural capital of Europe. The MuCEM is located close to the historic harbour in the city centre. The gardens, cafés and restaurants are all part of the complex and a great place to spend time. There is also a popular open-air theatre.
“The narrow footbridge leads to the historic Fort Saint-Jean like a pencil line”