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Address: Quai du Port, 13002 Marseille, France
Phone Number:
+33 4 91 55 11 11
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08:30 - 18:00
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Mon - Fri 08:30 - 18:00
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The town hall, built in 1656, is a beautiful example of the civil...

The town hall, built in 1656, is a beautiful example of the civil architecture of the end of the 17th century. Marseille's council has met here since the Middle Ages. Today, it houses the offices of the mayor, municipal councillors and other administrative offices.

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Surviving Beauty!

This fashionable Late Baroque style building was constructed between 1653-73 and is the only structure on the old port of Marseille that survived the destruction of WW II. The... read more

Reviewed 5 January 2017
T-Bird1974
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Zurich, Switzerland
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603 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

located along the riverside on the harbour, the Hotel de Ville will for sure catch your eye, as it is one of very few old buildings there. An interesting fassade, but nothing more.

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Marseille, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017

Nice building on the ols port. It's the town hall, so no visiting. Nice area of beauty, but no interest for a tourist.

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Thank KEITH TRAVEL AGENT
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 398 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

This fashionable Late Baroque style building was constructed between 1653-73 and is the only structure on the old port of Marseille that survived the destruction of WW II. The new town hall was commissioned by the Sun King Louis XIV (1638-1715) and designed by Sculptor/Architect Gaspard Puget who's brother Pierre was a renowned sculptor & painter. The beautiful three-story building... More 

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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016

I missed this the first time I walked by. It is a pretty building and during the Christmas season it has a light show.

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Thank paulaspassport
Weedon Bec, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 249 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016

The City Hall was completed in 1673 in the Genoan Baroque style, built from Couronne pink stone. Its bust of King Louis XIV on the façade is a historical symbol of royal power. Worth a look.

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Thank Bubbles73uk
Montreal, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

The 17th Century Marseille Hôtel de Ville (City Hall) is an excellent example of Neo-Baroque architecture. There are three floors. It was the only building on the harbor to survive the destruction of World War 2.

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Sydney, Australia
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399 reviews
340 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2016

This is a grand old building. At first sight you might think it's just an old building with nothing special about it. However we are really fascinated by such grand old buildings. They have a charm all of their own. Their architecture is just beautiful. They stand out and, to us at least, they are pleasing to the eye. It... More 

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Thank Dimitris L
UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2016

One of the most imposing buildings on the harbour front, climb the stairs to the left side of it to go up to Le Panier - Old Town for great views.

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Thank Datchet
Knaresborough, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 702 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2016

I must say that it galls me when people complain about an old building not being "much of an attraction". What do they expect - video games, fruit machines and fairground rides for the kids? It's an old building. It doesn't need to be anything else. In a city where planners have allowed rather a lot of bland new building... More 

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Paris, France
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279 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2015

This building is not really an attraction! Indeed, it is closed to the public (I guess it's because of all the corruption but whatever). However, it has a beautiful baroque architecture

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