The old Charité in Marseille

Jail, hospital and a place for culture, this building has had many purposes since its edification in 1670.

The old Charité is built with white and pink stones. The 3 story building has a U-shape which includes a chapel in its center. The Chapel has a characteristic baroque dome. The building is located in the Panier neighborhood the cultural and touristic parts of Marseille.

First built to commit tramps and poor the place has been turn into a hospital after the revolution.

During the 20th century, the building has been used by the army and was later turn into a living building.

Nowadays, the place is used to organize many cultural events (museum, bookstores, …).

 

 

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