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Memorial De La Marseillaise

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Address: 23 Rue Thubaneau, 13001 Marseille, France
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Not bad. Maybe we expected a little more.

Didn't begrudge the €s or the temperamental translation. I have been very familiar with the words tune and historical context of the song since learning it at school during my... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 September 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2014

I tried to visit this morning and afternoon but it was closed.no explanation given..is it not too much to ask for this to be indicated on their website

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Chicago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2013

This new Marseille museum is wonderful. In three separate rooms, it tells the story of the French revolution and the role that Marseille citizens played in it. The use of sound and audio visuals is innovative and effective. It is tucked away on a little street. We found the staff to be very warm and helpful. Would recommend highly.

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Devon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2013

Didn't begrudge the €s or the temperamental translation. I have been very familiar with the words tune and historical context of the song since learning it at school during my first week of French at eleven. I wished there had been more while I was inside but when I left I could understand that the curators had struck just the... More 

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Shoham, Israel
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2013 via mobile

Totally overpriced museum. This is a very small museum, with nothing much except a movie. Te English translation didn't work. Nothing much also to do there. Waste of time.

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geneva
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2013 via mobile

I really wanted to enjoy this museum but, not sure why, but I left feeling that I'd missed something. It's essentially a well done film show but with minimal interactivity. No sense of fun, no sense of new perspectives but a variation on a theme that is retold and retold - ie the French Revolution. Worth visiting but don't expect... More 

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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2013

We were in Marseille for few days and while we were preparing ourselves for the trip on the tripadvisor we found this museum and decided to give it a try. We were amazed how informative this museum really is. There are no many exponents, however two video projections were more than enough to learn about La Marseillaise everything we ever... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2012

I was in Marseille for the weekend and had no plans!! I read a short description from a flyer i found in my hostel and though i might just give it a look-in as i have a fond interest in history!! As museums go it does not exactly stick out you have to go looking for it... but it is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2012

We loved the animation and the use of sound. The whole presentation in the three rooms is imaginative and fascinating. Not the usual dry old recital of facts and static history.

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Milan, Italy
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2012

This memorial to France's catchy National Anthem is located on a narrow street that has a metal sign over it describing it as "Rue Des Arts". Tellingly, the only thing that distinguishes it from other streets in the immigrant ghetto it is located in is that it boasts three, (allbeit closed) art galleries... The entry price is 7EUR and you... More 

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Frédéric F, Gérant at Memorial De La Marseillaise, responded to this review

Thanks for expressing your opinion. However, I have to say that you do not have to wait for a football game in order to listen to La Marseillaise in tis original and official version - at least three of them are recent recordings (between 2005 and 2010) of the anthem, including the Berlioz version interpreted by Roberto Alagna with the... More 

Komsomolsk-on-Amur, Russia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2011

This fantastic memorial opened in March 2011. It collected all about La Marseillaise. Amazing video installation surround you from all sides, stunning sound creates the whole atmosphere. Everything is very modern and unique! A girl who loves the museum met us and it complements impression of the museum. Really it's an incredible place in Marseille!

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Frédéric F, Gérant at Memorial De La Marseillaise, responded to this review

Thanks very much for the enthusiasm. As you may know, next year is going to be Marseille Provence 2013, European Capital of Culture and plenty of new museums (including MUCEM, CEREM, Regards de Provence..) and renewed museums (such as the history museum, the museum of Fine Arts of Palais Longchamp) will open. We will be happy to welcome you again... More 

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