From MuCem to the Old Port

Between Marseille's new architectural symbol and the Vieux-Port, follow us on a trip through 2,600 years of the city's history. Beyond the MuCEM, this walk presents a compendium of the second half of 20th-century architecture, which was marked by a period of post-war reconstruction.

parcours MuCEM / vieux port Musée des civilisations de l’Europe et de la Méditerranée Rowing Club Opération de la Tourette L'immeuble façade du Vieux-Port La maison Diamantée Extension de l'Hotel de Ville de Marseille La résidence du Vieux-Port Réaménagement du vieux-Port
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la maison Diamantée

The maison Diamantée

A curio in the modern Provence landscape, and a jewel in the local architectural crown.

The history of this exceptional monument is complex, and the date of its construction, undefined. What is certain is that the diamond-shaped embossing that clads the building and give it its name make it a unique gem in Marseille's landscape. It was probably built towards the end of the XVIth century on the behest of rich Meditteranean patrons. Its main owner is thought to have by Pierre Gardiolle, a Catalan merchant who had it built in 1570. It was then inhabited by Italian and local families, then, at the end of the XIXth century, by Italian immigrants. Its history thus reflects that of a city that has long been keen to foster exchanges and open to Meditteranean influences. The Maison Diamantée and the Hôtel de Cabre (a few paces away) are part of the local heritage's oldest buildings. Renovated in 2010, it served as the headquarters for the MP2013 organization (Marseille, European Capital of Culture 2013).

It has been classified as a historic monument since November 10, 1925.
Architect :
Unknown - renvation : MOA architectes
Year : end of XVIe century - restored en 2010
Type : housing, museum and now office
3 Rue de la Prison, 13002 Marseille
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