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Jardin des Vestiges
- Jardin des Vestiges
- Alt Name:
- Ancient Greece
- 1000BC - 501BC
- Marseille History Museum, Marseille Roman Docks Museum,
about Jardin des Vestiges
The Jardin des Vestiges is an archaeological site in Marseille housing the remains of this city’s ancient Greek then Roman port.
Discovered during building works carried out in the 1960’s, the ruins of Jardin des Vestiges have been excavated and include large sections of walls, gates and the remnants of warehouses and the general infrastructure of the old port.
Periods of time intermingle from the ancient to the medieval, with the earliest find dating back to 600 BC. There are trilingual panels at the site (in English, French and Italian), which make understanding the different ruins a more accessible experience.
Many of the finds excavated at Jardin des Vestiges, such as the remains of a third century AD ship, can now be seen at the adjacent Marseille History Museum. A visit to one usually includes the other, particularly as the entry fee is for both.
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Address: 12, rue Henri Barbusse, 13001 Marseille
Phone: 04 91 14 58 52
The nearest metro stations are Vieux-Port (line 1), Noailles and Jules Guesde (line 2). Tram 2 goes to nearby Belsunce-Alcazar station, tram 1 to Noailles. Buses 31, 32, 41, 57, 60, 70 and 80 stop at Vieux-Port/ Canebière. Access to the site is from rue Henri Barbusse or from the History Museum.
Open daily except Sundays, noon-7pm (last entry 6:30pm). Entry costs €2 (€1 reduced) – includes Marseille History Museum.
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