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Visit the Gallery of the Mediterranean

If you’re looking for fantastic events in Provence whilst you’re staying at Benvengudo Hotel, we suggest you set aside a day to visit the Gallery of the Mediterranean.

Explore Marseille

Benvengudo Hotel is located in the charming village of Les Baux-de-Provence in the region of Provence; one of France’s most compelling tourist destinations.

When you stay at Benvengudo Hotel, you are only a 1 hour, 20 minute car ride away from one of the most fascinating metropolitan hubs in France; Marseille. A port city nestled on the coast of the Mediterranean, Marseille has a number of stunning attractions including the Notre-Dame de la Garde, Fort Saint-Jean and the Palais Longchamp.

The Gallery of the Mediterranean

One of the must see attractions to visit whilst you’re in Marseille is the Gallery of the Mediterranean. This is a 1,500 metre-squared semi-permanent exhibition hosted by the Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations (MuCEM) in it’s building on the city’s J4 pier.

The exhibition is designed to showcase a range artefacts from four Mediterranean civilisations, ranging from the Neolithic era to the modern day. This collection includes everyday objects and art such as prints, paintings on canvasses, graphic works, drawings and framed icons. Some of these artefacts came to the Gallery from museum collections, whilst others were generously loaned by institutions in France and other countries around the world.

Opening hours and prices

This exhibition offers you a unique chance to discover the beliefs and practises of the people of this historic French region. The MuCEM opens:

  • Year-round except Tuesdays, from 11am to 7pm in summer and 11am to 6pm in winter.
  • Until 10pm on Fridays between 2nd May and 31st
  • However it closes twice a year on 1st May and 31st

You can tour the MuCEM’s entire range of permanent and temporary exhibitions, including the Gallery of the Mediterranean, for very reasonable prices. It costs:

  • €8 per full-price ticket.
  • €5 per concession ticket.
  • €12 per family ticket, (two adults and up to five children).

Benvengudo Hotel

Benvengudo Hotel is a 4 star luxury boutique hotel located in Les Baux-de-Provence. Set in an authentic Provencal country house, its idyllic location offers a perfect base from which to explore this remarkable region in the South of France.

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