A long tradition at the forefront of research


May 1720 - The black plague strikes all of Provence with more than 40,000 dead in Marseille and more than 10,000 in the surrounding area.

Historical story on the journey of the ship

"Le grand-St-Antoine" until the epidemic. Heritage architectural elements.


May 2020 - Covid-19: the pandemic

The IHU Méditerranée-Infection,located

at La Timone, is a center of research excellence led by Professor Raoult.


Historical presentation of places:

> The former Old Charity hospice which has become a Museum and art center

> Quarantine at Caroline Hospital on Frioul Island

> The sanitary stations

> Institut Pasteur in Marseille


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