- Opération Rehabilitation
- Maitrise d'ouvrage Ville de Marseille
- Maitrise d'oeuvre Biaggi, Maurin
- Surface 10000 m²
- Livraison 2001
Town records office
The Archives de Marseille is one of the oldest and largest records offices in France. More than 10 linear kilometres of documents are stored there, some of which date back to the second half of the 12th and the start of the 13th Century, such as public debate registers and the register of the solicitor from Marseilles Giraud Amalric (1248), the oldest solicitor’s records in France.
For 20 years, the Archives were kept in the palais des Arts, place Carli, built at the end of the 19th Century by Henri Espérandieu to welcome the fine arts school, the library and the moneys and medals office. On 22 January 2001, they were transferred to the new, fully renovated premises of the Belle-de-Mai tobacco manufacture.