Sunday, April 24, 2011

20th Century Art in a 17th Century Hôtel Particulier

If you're in central Marseille and love modern art, the Musée Cantini, or Cantini Museum, is a perfect spot to spend an hour or two.

This beautiful hôtel particulier was created in 1694 for a marine trading company and became an art gallery in 1936. A sweeping mosaic-tiled forecourt and high-ceilinged hallway usher you into a spacious house which provides an elegant, supremely peaceful backdrop to a small but discerning collection. Click here to read more.

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