Location d’espaces

Since its creation, the Mucem has decided to uphold an active policy in favour of companies and regularly opens up its spaces to prestigious events.
We offer a dedicated team and spaces, expertise and support for your projects, to make your activity in Marseille a success.

Corporate events and evenings

  • Le môle Passedat au Mucem, (c) Spassky Fischer

    Le Môle Passedat

    Dinner at Le Môle Passedat, hired out just for you

    Starred chef Gérald Passedat develops simple, tasteful cuisine with ties to the Mediterranean for the Mucem. Located on the top floor of the contemporary building, in a chic bistro atmosphere, the restaurant Le Môle Passedat offers a panoramic view of the docks, the port, and boats coming and going.

    Availability: Nightly and Tuesday lunch and dinner

    Capacity: 250 people seated 300 people standing


  • Terrasse du J4 Mucem © Môle Passedat

    The terrace with Le Môle Passedat

    Cocktail reception

    The rooftop terrace of the J4 takes in one of the museum’s most gorgeous panoramic views. Revealing the full singularity of Rudy Ricciotti’s architecture, the terrace benefits from the light playing off the concrete lacework and night-time lighting designed by Yann Kersalé.

    Availability: All day Tuesday and Nightly

    Capacity: 400 people

    Floor space: 1,400 m2

    Back-up: J4 Grand Hall or Le Môle Passedat restaurant


  • Grand Hall du Mucem, (c) Agnes Mellon

    The Grand Hall

    Cocktail reception

    The Grand Hall is the heart of the building created by architect Rudy Ricciotti. This emblematic area of the MuCEM’s architecture can be decorated in the colours of your event. Its direct access to the Gallery of the Mediterranean and the temporary exhibitions makes it the perfect place to hold a cocktail reception accompanied by a private tour of the museum.

    Availability: All day Tuesday and nightly

    Capacity: 400 people

    Floor space: 400 m2


  • Fort Saint Jean de nuit, Mucem (c) Diego Ravier

    Fort Saint-Jean’s Place d’Armes

    Cocktail reception

    The Fort Saint-Jean, whose foundations date back to the late 12th century, is emblematic of the history of Marseille. In the middle of a 1,500 m² Mediterranean landscaped garden, the fort’s square offers an unbeatable view of the sea and the contemporary J4 building.

    Availability: Tuesdays and nightly (except during night-time museum activities)

    Capacity: 400 people

    Floor space: 1,300 m2

    Back-up: J4 Grand Hall


Meetings and conventions

  • Salon VIP au Mucem, (c) Diego Ravier

    VIP Lounge

    Meetings up to 40 people

    Completely glass-walled and located on the rooftop terrace of the J4, the VIP Lounge offers an unbeatable view of the sea, the sea wall and the blue coastline. This luminous, contemporary space is equipped to host your board and top management meetings. Your meeting can be accompanied by lunch at Le Môle Passedat’s communal table.

    Availability: Daily

    Capacity: 40 people in meeting format 50 people in stage format

    Equipment: Video screen and sound system, catering area

    Floor space: 120 m2


  • Auditorium du Mucem (c) Spassky et Fischer / Mucem

    Auditorium and Forum

    Meetings and conventions

    Offering complete technical options, the auditorium can host your conferences, plenary sessions and general assemblies. The space is bathed in natural light thanks to two glass walls that can be fully obscured, that frame the stage and that offer a discreet view of the museum’s esplanade. Adjoining the auditorium, the Forum is at your disposal, with its catering service, cloakroom, separate entrance and lounge furniture, for your coffee breaks and lunch buffets, as a break room, or for exhibitor stands.

    Availability: Tuesdays and Wednesdays

    Capacity: 329 people

    Floor space: 400 m2


Private tours

During a private tour, the museum’s rooms are opened up exclusively for your guests.
Any type of visit is possible, whether you have 45 minutes or 2 hours.

Tuesdays, or any other day outside normal opening hours

—Guided tour with one speaker per group of 25 people
—Wander freely with facilitators posted at different spots

1 Architectural tour

Go behind the scenes to discover how the museum was built, dive into the history of the Fort Saint-Jean and explore its gardens. This is the best tour for an introductory visit of the Mucem.

2 Guided tour of an exhibition

Follow our guides, all of whom have degrees in art history and are trained by the exhibition’s curators.

3 Mixed guided tour

Your choice of exhibition + architecture.

Visit rules .pdf

Bespoke events

Fashion shows, product presentations, branch launches, and more.
Contact the Private Hire Department for a custom quote.



Maëva Muetton, chargée de la privatisation des espaces
Julia Vrontos, chargée de projet à la privatisation des espaces