From the foot of the monumental stairway of Palais Longchamp, the Musee Grobet-Labadie 19th-century mansion house cannot be ... More
From the foot of the monumental stairway of Palais Longchamp, the Musee Grobet-Labadie 19th-century mansion house cannot be missed. Nor can the unique art collection housed within...The private collections of wealthy Marseilles merchants Louis Grobet and Marie-Louise Labadie reveal an exquisite array of local artifacts ranging from 13th to 18th Century. Including sculptures, paintings, drawings, furniture, tapestries and a selection of earthenware, it altogether represents the richness and diversity of the region's artists.
In 1908, Marseilles' town council launched a project for architects to design a monumental stairway outside the station, the contract
being awarded to architects Serres and Arnal. The construction of the staircase which dominates the city with its 104 ...
Guimet Museum was founded from the private collection of an industrialist from Lyons, Emile Guimet, who left it to the
State in 1885. He had gathered many art treasures during a scientific mission to the Far East studying world ...
Countess Pastre bequeathed this magnificent 19th century country house to the city along with 120 hectares of wooded parkland, located
between La Pointe Rouge and the Rolland caves, extending up to the Marseilleveyre hills. The park has for the ...