The Borély Park in Marseilles


If you have several days of vacation, a place worthy of visit is the Borély Park in Marseilles. The Parc Borély is a public park in the city, classified by the Ministry of Culture of France as the remarkable Jardin de France.

This is a park and a palace built in the XVII century by French shipowner and merchant, Joseph Borély. Borély bought the land in the area of Marseille and called it “Bonneveine”. The park is very pleasant to walk. It has an area of 17 hectares, and is open to the public. Next to it is the Jardin Botanique EM Heckel.

At your stop in the city, include your ascent to the beautiful Basilica of Notre-Dame de la Garde or a visit to these gardens.

The Parc Borély consists of three distinct gardens. Stresses the Jardin à la française, consisting of two concourses, a circular and rectangular basin and double rows of trees between the “Avenue du Prado” and the gates of the park. Down the main strip, we have the “bastide” (Provencal farmhouse).

On the west side of the park is a garden surrounding a lake where you can ride in small boats. The garden is adorned with statues, a fountain, a waterfall, and patio. You can also find a miniature plant to the Basilica of Notre-Dame de la Garde or a horse race track that is recently renovated.


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