A favourite park with the people of Marseille with vast open spaces for relaxing and only two steps away from the beach!
It is made up of a castle surrounded by fountains along with a lake with a pump room, waterfalls, a rose garden, old style gardens and different styles which folllow on the one from the other, play areas for children and a pay for botanical garden which offers, according to the seasons, climbing, medicinal, succulent, South African, Chinese, Mediterranean, Japanese and palmetum plants.
The 18th century Borély Castle with its French style gardens decorated with rectangular ponds is the most vast and the most fortified of the area as wished for by Louis Borély, its owner. Today, in the process of being restored, the castle is to become the Museum of Decorative Arts of Marseille in 2013.
The Borély hippodrome is next to the park and has a practice golf course in the middle of it.
Parc Borély : Avenue du Prado - 13008 Marseille : open all year round.
Château Borély : 134 avenue Clot Bey -13008 Marseille : at the moment it is completely closed off to visitors
Borély Hippodrome : 16 Avenue de Bonneveine - 13008 Marseille
Open to the public on shopping days, for information please contact Tel : 04 91 32 70 00
Rond Point du Prado Underground (line 2) then Bus n° 83 or 19
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