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Marseille has no shortage of architectural gems, classic pieces of design, and works of art. Here, the blogger Jo Yana takes us on a tour of the Phoenician city to check out his favourite pieces that you simply can’t afford to miss...
The Vieux Port

Norman Foster’s Ombrière (Mirrored Canopy) in Marseille’s Vieux Port! Designed by the renowned British architect, the installation has been a very welcome stop every summer since 2013.

Cours Estienne d’Orves

Charles Bové’s streetlights: A design classic illuminates one of the Marseille’s most famous squares. Charles Bové’s streetlights were inspired by seagulls. Eyes up!

Berdaguer & Peju’s Opéra noir in Place Lulli

In 2014, Marseille adopted this piece by Berdaguer & Pejus: a bandstand that looks like it’s melting beneath the Marseille sun!

Palais du Pharo

Bernard Venet’s sculptures: when you visit the Palais du Pharo to admire the best view in Marseille, you might also want to check out Bernard Venet’s superb steel sculptures.

Palais du Pharo

Bernard Venet’s sculptures: when you visit the Palais du Pharo to admire the best view in Marseille, you might also want to check out Bernard Venet’s superb steel sculptures.

La Corniche

Propeller by César (1970s): No, César didn’t just do crushed cars and thumbs. Take a minute to admire the propeller that dominates the Corniche, Marseille’s waterfront promenade.

Tango de Sumos by David Mach

This has to be one of my favourite sculptures in Marseille. Owned by CMA CGM, these grappling sumos remind me of my own travels in Japan.

Tango de Sumos by David Mach

This has to be one of my favourite sculptures in Marseille. Owned by CMA CGM, these grappling sumos remind me of my own travels in Japan.

MUCEM

Even as a local, I can’t get enough of the MuCem’s concrete latticework, designed by Rudy Ricciotti...

DAVID

David isn’t just a sculpture by Michelangelo, it’s also a meeting place in Marseille: “See you at David”!

DAVID

David isn’t just a sculpture by Michelangelo, it’s also a meeting place in Marseille: “See you at David”!

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