Chateau Borely Marseille, Marseille

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The Château Borély is a chateau in the southern part of Marseille, France.HistoryThe chateau was built in the eighteenth century for Louis Borély (1692-1768), a rich merchant of Marseille. It was donated to the city in the nineteenth century. For several years it hosted the archaeological museum. The chateau is located in the current Parc Borély.There are plans to transfer the Faïence Museum (Musée de la Faïence de Marseille) from the Château Pastré to the Château Borély, which will also hold the planned Museum of Decorative Arts and Fashion, as part of preparations for Marseille becoming the European cultural capital in 2013.
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  • We went today at the Château borély and we were denied entry because we had a stroller. Gold on their site nothing was mentioned... Their justification? The vigipirate plan. We did not understand. This is the 1st time we have this type of problem... Yet we visited a number of museums in France and Marseille: mucem, Museum of history, Museum natural history. Other families have been denied because she had a baby carrier, a changing bag or a backpack. No solution has been proposed by staff. Except the Museum one after the other or let the stroller out (at the risk of the theft...) A little common sense would have been welcome. Really unfortunate and illogical behavior.
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  • Very successful temporary exhibitions in its rooms beautiful and so well restored (except the ceilings) a staff who is bored a bit in this beautiful place.
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  • The castle is located in the Parc Borély, built by Louis Borély, a wealthy merchant from Marseille, in the 18th century, and donated to the city in the 19th century. For many years, it housed the Archeological Museum.
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