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  • Hangar J1 in Marseille | © Thomas Serriere

  • Hangar J1 in Marseille | © Sam Mertens

  • Hangar J1 in Marseille | © Thomas Serriere

  • Hangar J1 in Marseille | © Sam Mertens


    Rendez-vous at the J1 in Marseille

    The J1 is an enormous hangar in Marseille’s port area situated between the J4 esplanade and the Joliette district, made available for the European Capital of Culture by the Grand Port Maritime de Marseille.

    After undergoing renovation work, the hangar opened to the public for the first time in 2013. It is a major venue at the heart of the city’s bustling port life, right alongside the docking ferries. On the upper level of the building, an immense 6,000m² platform welcomes:

    • an exhibition space of 2,500m²
    • the Seafront Factory (home to La Jetée Gallery, the Quayside Gallery and the Living in the Midi Gallery)
    • areas for younger audiences
    • an artistic and cultural event centre (for conferences, lectures, performances and concerts)
    • an information centre
    • a bookstore
    • a bar-restaurant with a breathtaking view of the port and beyond!

    Opening times and rates

    Open every day from 12pm to 6pm
    From January 12 to May 18, 2013 (exhibition Mediterraneans) then from October 11, 2013 to January 12, 2014 (exhibition Le Corbusier)

    The access to J1 is free, except for the exhibition space (entrance fee: 9€ / reduced: 5€ / free for under 26 years old)

    Practical information

    Place de la Joliette, Boulevard du Littoral
    13002 Marseille

    How to get there

    • Metro line 2 and tram line 2, Joliette station
    • From A55 highway, exit Les Arnavaux / Arenc / Les Ports / Gare maritime
    • From A7 highway, follow Gare maritime 22

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