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Borély Park, Marseille, walk

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Parc Borély

Date :
All year long

Category :
Leisure & Discovery

Theme :
Nature

Interest :
Tourism

Field :
Walk

Address :
Borély Park
avenue du Prado
13008, Marseille

FRANCE

Phone Number :
04 91 76 59 38


Public transportation :
Metro line 2 stop Rond-Point-du-Prado, or bus line 19 or 89.

Mood : To relax

Additional Information
Metro line 2, stop: Rond-Point-du-Prado, or buses 19, 21 or 89

Description

An oasis of natural beauty.

Within the Borély Park lies an 18th century manor house, with a French style garden and a 19th century landscaped garden. The French-style garden has its own trademark of sorts, a distinct style attributed to landscape architect Embry (1775): the garden's symmetrical lines and large rectangular ponds were originally designed by Embry.

The fact that the Borély is home to both a park and a landscaped garden is what makes it so special. Joggers or couples out for a stroll take pleasure in its wide avenues, stopping to relax or at the rose garden or in the exotic botanical gardens. With two playgrounds, this park is ideal for families as well.

In 1995 the 19th century waterfall was chosen as the backdrop for an outdoor sculpture project by Jean-Michel Folon, "The Man with the Birds", which you can see there today.
Plaques present the most remarkable trees in the park, and you can identify the birds on the lake using similar information panels.

Practical Information

Parc Borély

Date :
All year long

Category :
Leisure & Discovery

Theme :
Nature

Interest :
Tourism

Field :
Walk

Address :
Borély Park
avenue du Prado
13008, Marseille

FRANCE

Phone Number :
04 91 76 59 38


Mood : To relax

Public transportation :
Metro line 2 stop Rond-Point-du-Prado, or bus line 19 or 89.