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Marseille: "Open municipal museums!"


REPORT - Struck by investigations by the national financial prosecutor's office and the regional chamber of accounts, the city hall of Marseille is trying to restore order in the management of the staff of its museum institutions. In the meantime, tourists regularly find doors closed.

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At the end of the Old Port, the Deportations Memorial, which tells the story of the great roundup of Marseille Jews and the destruction of the old quarters by the Nazis, has been closed for ages.

“Nobody remembers the last time it was open,”

sighs Cecyl Tarlier, professor of history and geography and president of the Association of Sud Provence guides and lecturers.

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A stone's throw away, the large blue white red flag flapping in the wind is deceptive.

The Musée de la Marseillaise, which looks back on the history of the national anthem, also has its doors closed.

In this district where tourists are concentrated, only the Vieille Charité center is open.

And again, partially.

A masterpiece of classical architecture, this former hospice houses several museums as well as the International Poetry Center.

Bitterness and helplessness

This November 25, the person at the reception is careful not to indicate that the second floor is closed.

In a strange mix of genres, we will see the

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Source: lefigaro

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