Palais Longchamp, Marseille

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Palais Longchamp is famous for its intricately designed architecture, accented by the garden it faces. The palace was created to celebrate the construction of the Canal de Marseille, which brought water from the Durance River to Marseille. Although the foundation stone was laid by the Duke of Orleans in 1839, the building took 30 years to complete, partly because of the enormous expense and partly because of difficulties with local regulations. Arrange your visit to Palais Longchamp and discover more family-friendly attractions in Marseille using our Marseille attractions planner .
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  • There is something for everyone at the Longchamp Palace. Museums Palace houses the museum of natural history and the Museum of fine arts. You can also climb the steps of the Palace for free, and a break in the park behind. The Park is nice with beautiful old trees, a beach bar, a merry-go-round for children. However, I regret that a part of the Park, the "Funny zoo", is poorly maintained, somewhat moldering.
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  • A beautiful place to visit, Marseille missed. While we played in remodeling, we were able to appreciate his greatness and visit the two museums which has the Palace, also offers a beautiful view of the city.
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  • This is a lovely, older building in the city of Marseille - so much history! There was quite a bit of construction on the fountains in the front of the building but still beautiful.  more »
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  • Best buffet in town? Where was it? They served us a couple of eggs and a sausage. Nice food but scarce. And the service was kind of poor. Maybe it was too early for them?
  • Bouncer denied access on a Thursday morning when we just wanted to have breakfast.
  • Sort​ of unfriendly staff, beer selection is very limited.
  • Super place for dinner and / or some beer before strolling into the night. Trendy crowd, friendly staff, beer starts with 5€ for a 0.5 glass.
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