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Musée des Docks Romains, Marseille

Place Vivauk
France 13002
Tel: 33 4 91 91 24 62's insider take:

The Museum of the Roman Docks houses a unique and intimate collection where vast dolia (grain-storage jars) share space with Roman treasures mainly found in shipwrecks. Marseille's ancient pier was unearthed during the construction of postwar apartments in the Quartier du Panier, parts of which had been destroyed by the Germans. Although the new buildings were still built, their ground floors were adapted to accommodate the excavated docks in their natural setting, and everything is intelligently organized and explained.

Open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Closed Mondays.

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