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La Vieille Charité is a former almshouse, now functioning as a museum and cultural centre, situated in the heart of the old Panier quarter of Marseille in the south of France. Constructed between 1671 and 1749 in the Baroque style to the designs of the architect Pierre Puget, it comprises four ranges of arcaded galleries in three storeys surrounding a space with a central chapel surmounted by an ovoid dome.
|Tuesday||10:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Wednesday||10:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Thursday||10:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Friday||10:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Saturday||10:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Sunday||10:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
Beautiful! The architecture is really beautiful. The little church is empty but lovely and used for contemporary exhibits. The little café gets full very easily. We didn't eat there and decided to stroll thru the panier and find something to eat along the way. If you are going for the Picasso exhibition, I thoroughly enjoyed it and appreciated the interpretation of various influences on his art.
Good security and area well maintained. Only problem was communication.
The outside is large but this place is used for exibits and you must pay to see the main building. Was a leisure stroll for me but not anything special.
Nice pretty old building, full of museums to wander around. Would not spend most of my time in it having such a wonderful neighborhood around, though.
Interesting building and great place to hide from the sun and have a good day. Lots of interesting things to see and learn inside (if you can read french)
A historical building, former hospital, interesting for its architecture but mainly nowadays for the permanent and temporary art exhibitions - traditional or great artists
Several interesting collections that are worth a visit.
This amazing building hosts two wonderful museums, the ethnographic museum with artifacts coming from Asia, Africa and America and the Museum of Mediterranean archeology. Entry to both museums is inexpensive and their contents are quirky and well displayed, it takes two-three hours to see everything. The bar on the ground floor is not particularly good, there's a canteen with OK hot meals but nothing mind blowing, much better to find places to eat around the neighbourhood. Very recommended if you plan a trip to Marseille.
Picasso exhibit was so great. Beautiful building
Confusing entrance fees. Great heritage site.