Museum of Civilisations of Europe & the Mediterranean (Marseille)


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Museum of Civilisations of Europe & the Mediterranean (Marseille)

The MuCEM (Musée des Civilisations de l'Europe et de la Méditerranée) is an award-winning museum dedicated to the rich history of the civilisations of Europe and the Mediterranean. It was designed by French-Algerian architect Rudy Ricciotti and built in 2013, the year in which the city of Marseille was named the cultural capital of Europe. Situated on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea, the building has become an iconic landmark of the city. The museum is shaped like a large cube with sides that measure approximately 72 meters in length, and it has three floors. Its facades are made up of hollow concrete elements that shimmer like silver in the sun and offer breathtaking views of the sea from all angles.

Do & See

From exploring its stunning lavender fields to skiing in the French Alps to wandering through its picturesque hilltop towns to rubbing elbows with the rich and famous in the French Riviera, there's definitely something for everyone in Provence. The Mediterranean climate is ideal for growing grapes, and wine enthusiasts will be delighted by the region's vineyards, which produce some of the finest wines in France. Visitors can also explore the region's ancient olive groves, learn about the history and production of olive oil, and even participate in tastings to discover the diverse flavours of this culinary treasure. The Côte d'Azur's beautiful coastline is another major draw, with glamorous cities such as Nice and Saint-Tropez offering sun, sea, and sand in abundance. Culture vultures will love exploring the region's historic landmarks and fascinating museums, such as Cézanne's Studio and the Vincent van Gogh Foundation.