If you're an art lover, you simply must not miss this marvelous display of mostly French and Italian old masters.
A temple to the splendour of European art.
Also located in the Palais Longchamp, the Musée des Beaux-Arts is Marseille's oldest museum (est. 1801), its collection established with works confiscated during the French Revolution. It is rich in works of many of the great artists working in Spain, the Netherlands, and especially France and Italy from the 16th through the 19th centuries. Works run from Perugino to Vernet, passing through Rubens and Jordaens, with an especially complete collection, unsurprisingly, of the 17th-century Marseille artist Pierre Puget. The museum is closed Thursday; hours are 9am to 7pm.