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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  • Still a Marseille place worth visiting. Aesthetically beautiful, the Palais Longchamp, a water tower, has a very family park. The big downside remains the Museum of natural history: ugly, dark and shameful.
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  • This Palace is a beautiful place, with a unique architecture in the city. It has waterfalls combined with statues that make wonderful setting. Has a very nice garden in the back.
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  • Who would have thought that this is just a pump station. A majestic building in the neoclassical style, which includes ornate triumphal arch and Colonnade of radiating completed buildings, natural history museums, on the one hand and the other fine arts was built in 60-e years of the 19th century, as a symbol of victory over water scarcity in Marseille. Tiered fountain with allegorical figures and sea chariot reminded me of the famous Trevi fountain in Rome. In fact, it was the place where 50-minute end kilometer aqueduct supplying the city with water. Decided to embellish the city no and turned out to be a masterpiece! And here. It is nice to stroll through the surrounding landscaped park on a hot day. It is located behind the Palace. Entrance to the Park is free, museums have to pay. Note: Park early close-17 or 6:00 pm depending on the time of year and day of the week.
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  • Went here on a quiet Monday,and we had the best experience ever!The staff was lovely and helpful,and the #rosbeuf was amazing!We had some house red next to it🍷 prices are more than reasonable!would go back
  • 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.
  • Great service
  • 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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