Fort St Jean

Marseille
Provence Côte d'Azur
Attractions and places of interest
Landmarks and Historic Buildings

The Fort St Jean is an imposing structure built between the 15th and 17th centuries to guard and protect the port from attack. It was used as a garrison but later became a prison during the Revolution. Major damage was caused to the fort during WW2 when the Germans used it as an ammunitions store which exploded in 1944. The fort is open to the public and holds exhibitions by the Museum of Civilisations from Europe and the Mediterranean (MuCEM).

 

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Brittany Ferries holidays include return ferry travel with your car so you can explore at your own pace. What's more, you can pack everything you need to make the most of your time away - from bikes to surfboards and even the family pet.