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Must-See Marseille Venue for Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel

Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition brings 34 life-sized photos of his Sistine Chapel ceiling, one of mankind’s most outstanding artistic achievements, up close for what organizers call a ‘never-before-seen perspective.’

The location in Marseille is the Palais de la Bourse, down at the bottom of the Canebière. It is the headquarters of the Marseille-Provence Chamber of Commerce and Industry and a lovely building to visit. Original contributor blog post by: Aixcentric.

Visitor Details

The visit takes between 60-90 minutes. Marseille is one of several global locations currently showing the reproductions of the Sistine Chapel paintings with high-definition images. Audio guides are available, and the show is accessible for wheelchairs and strollers.


Palais de la Bourse
9, la Canebière 13001
Marseille, France


Monday – Friday: 10:30 am – 8 pm (last entry at 6 pm)
Saturdays and Sundays: 9:30 am – 8:30 pm (last entry at 6:30 pm)

Here is the website for more details.

More Marseille Experiences

Cosquer Mediterranée recreates prehistoric cave paintings which still exist 35 metres below sea level near Marseille in an underwater labyrinth investigated by speleologist Henri Cosquer. Of course, 20,000 years ago, the cave-dwellers could wander in and out of these dwellings where they drew the wildlife of their habitat: sea animals, bison, penguins, horses and seals. How did they do this? Presumably by the light of torches or oil lamps. And why?

The Underwater Museum of Marseille (Musée Subaquatique de Marseille) opened its doors, so to speak, with ten newly-created sculptures near a famous city beach. Admission is free, and guided tours are also available.

History buffs head to Fort Saint-Jean, Musée d’ Histoire de Marseille (one of the largest in Europe), the Musée des Docks Romains (Roman Docks Museum), and musée d’Archéologie méditerranéenne located inside Vieille Charité.

You can’t visit Marseille without a visit to the top of the hill to the Basilique Notre Dame de La Garde. Set high up on the hill overlooking the city and the sea. Notre Dame’s views are spectacular over Marseille’s entire bay, and you get a perspective of this sprawling Mediterranean city.

La Cité Radieuse is a building built by Le Corbusier in the 1950s. The building was a revolutionary concept at that time. Le Corbusier wants to make a structure with everything people might need. The Cité radieuse is built in the form of a bar on stilts. Interior streets separate 337 apartments. There are more than 1500 inhabitants. It’s a little village on its own. This project seems so crazy that the Cité Radieuse is called the “Maison du Fada.” Fada is a Provençal word which means “crazy.”

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Lynne Alderson

Aixcentric was set up by Lynne Alderson three years ago as a channel to send out info on events taking place around Aix as well as news, relevant books, the latest films, new shops and of course where to eat locally. Why?

According, to Lynne:

"It came about out of frustration with the lack of communication in the town. Posters would suddenly go up about an event that week. No prewarning. I had difficulty too in finding information from many of the tourist offices. Things are slowly getting better and there is sometimes information in English. Hopefully by keeping an eagle eye on the local press and talking with contacts in town, I can publicize fun things that people would otherwise miss. It's a ragbag of info that I come across on my travels. I've published nearly 600 posts now and have lots of followers so hopefully, it is fulfilling its role of helping people, residents and visitors alike, get the most of their time in Aix."

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