The building known as La Vieille Charité is one of Marseille's architectural masterpieces, dating from the 17th century. Designed by Pierre Puget, this expansive complex is made up of a courtyard closed off by four wings, each with three floors, and a chapel in the middle. Originally a refuge for the homeless and destitute, it soon became a hospice for orphans and the elderly. Today this building is home to a number of museums and cultural establishments, including the Mediterranean Museum of Archeology.
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Closed on 1 January, 1 May, 1 November and 25 December