Palais de la Bourse Marseille
The "Palais de la Bourse" is located on the Canebière. Numerous conferences and exhibitions are taking place there throughout the year.
Pascal Coste, chief architect of the city, was designated responsible for this project by Fabricius Paranque, soap maker and President of the Chamber of Commerce. The works took place between 1852 and 1860.
The completion of the finishing lasted for twenty years and the inauguration of the "Palais de la Bourse" finally took place in September 1860 in the presence of Napoleon III and Empress Eugenie. 250 guest had been invited to a banquet organized for the occasion.
The "Palais de la Bourse" is a remarkable building considered as one of the finest examples of the Second Empire style in France.
There are many decorations that reflect the history of the city through conquests and trade. The buildings have experienced significant damages during the Second World War but the historical archives were well kept.
Today the building houses the oldest Chamber of Commerce in France but also the Navy and Economy Museum. In 2010, for its 150 years of existence, the building has benefited from the renovation of its 6600 sq.-meter facade.
Many exhibitions will take place especially during Marseille Provence 2013.
If you are planning to stay in Marseille and enjoy its many cultural events, the New Hotel Vieux Port will be happy to welcome you.
Palais de la Bourse - Marseille
9, La Canebière
Phone: +33 8 10 11 31 13
For more information visit the website of the Palais de la Bourse.