The Vieille Charité
The surprising architecture of the Vieille Charité built by Pierre Puget, a child from the area, is not to be missed.
Since 1970, it has welcomed beggars. After the revolution and until the end of the 19th century, the Vieille Charité was used as a hospice reserved for children and the old. It was then occupied by the army and transformed into social accommodation.
Today, the Vielle Charité Centre is used for numerous temporary and permanent exhibitions.
- The international poetry centre (CIPM)
- Several municipal museums (devoted to Mediterranean, Oceanian and American-Indian arts)
- the National Audiovisual Institute (INA)
- the School of High Studies in Social Sciences (EHESS)
- The National Scientific Research Centre (CNRS)
- A book shop (Regards),
- A bar-restaurant ( The Charity Café) open from 9am to 5 pm
Exhibitions in the museums from Tuesday to Sunday.
2, rue de la Charité 13002 Marseille
Tel : 04 91 14 58 80
Underground : Vieux Port (line 1) - Bus N°55
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