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Fort Saint-Jean, Marseille

Fort Saint-Jean - Marseille, France
Fort Saint-Jean
Quai Du Port, Marseille, France 13002Map
+33 4 9613 8900
Neighborhood: 2nd arrondissement
Overview

Standing at the southern entrance to the Vieux-Port on the north bank, Fort Saint-Jean was built to protect the old town. Dating back to the end of the 12th Century, it is named after the religious order of Saint-Jean-de-Jerusalem. The square Roy René tower was added to the port side of the fort in the 15th Century, and the look-out tower was added to the seaward side in the 18th Century. Exhibitions and visits to the Roy René tower are regularly organized.

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