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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. To visit Palais Longchamp and other attractions in Marseille, use our Marseille trip generator.
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The Old Port is near the water, seafood restaurants, and the not-to-be-missed museums. Hotels with sea views come with a price tag to match, though. For more affordable accommodations and local character, check out hostels and rental apartments in the Panier district. The Canebière neighborhood is in the heart of the action. For a more nature-oriented locale, a hotel near Garde Hill offers the nearby botanical gardens.
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  • When I visited the Palais Longchamp, the site was under construction. Even though, it was really nice. Right after the Palais there is a park, where you can relax with your friends and/or family. It i...  more »
  • It is absolutely breathtaking great spot for a picnic, lovely background for a selfie. A lovely spot.  more »
  • You dont find many ruins in marseille but this palace is a beautiful one. You can reach it by tram but now there are many works around it.  more »
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  • 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.
  • bon resto
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