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Parc Borely, Marseille

Categories: Nature & Parks
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4.2/5 based on 500+ reviews on the web
Parc Borely covers a total of 17 hectares (42 acres), and has been declared one of the Notable Gardens of France by the French Ministry of Culture. The park includes a French garden, an English garden, a rose garden, and a recently renovated racetrack. The other two parts of the garden are connected to the sea and to the neighboring botanical garden by a promenade. At the heart of the park, flanked by the French garden, is the Borély Castle, which is also a historic monument. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Parc Borely by using our Marseille trip generator.
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  • One of my favourite open spaces in Marseille .Always a hit with kids.Lots of activities for young children with a carousel at the entrance and another children's ride in the centre of the park. There ...  read more »
  • Every year, in October, at the Japanese garden in the parc Borély, stands the Akimatsuri (fall festival). An opportunity to discover the beautiful Japanese garden for free and take part in many activities and demonstrations on traditional Japanese culture. I love the atmosphere of the Chinese and Japanese garden with the beautiful pagoda, the carp, the magical atmosphere of the zen garden and the ascent to the traditional house by small bridges and roads... A place perfect to relax, stay calm and enjoy the natural beauty of this place. I am not very familiar with the rest of the park but we can do some lovely walks, it is perfect for a nice family day or couple!
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  • Great to walk in family in scooter in the Park! Some parts would need to be redone in tar but the spirit is perfect for hanging time.
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  • Great scenery and beautiful château. A perfect place for a run or to have a picnic. Lots of water nearby and plenty of trees providing shade.
  • Looking at the scenery: A little black bird, with a wing span no bigger than a man's hand, bounces on air just above our hotel room and dives for the ground several stories below. With a twitch of its fragile wings it uses a delicate breeze to vault itself back into the air and barrel roll out of the path of a soaring seagull. Other small birds join the flight. They twirl past tree trunks. They glide over graveled rooftops. Some just adopt the phrase "I'll go wherever the wind takes me" and allow themselves to be guided by the laws of nature. However, all birds rest their fatigued feathers on a large stretch of grass. Birds and flora alike keep themselves hydrated. Water is of endless supply here and chugs from left to right out of sprinklers that don't tire from the incessant heat of the sun. From the balcony of the hotel it seems as if the water never touches the green clippings of grass, but turns to mist seconds before. Observing the landscape as a whole it mimics a mirrored image of the letter 'S'. At the top of the S there are white mountains checkered in black that give curve to the horizon, nothing can be seen beyond them. Enclosed within the upper part of the inner S: water so light blue that the sky and clouds must have fallen into it; mixed together like paint in an artist's pallet and created a blend of turquoise as smooth as icing on a cake. Moving down the great slanted slope of the S the pier is just about visible. Cars can be seen too, their metallic bodies reflecting the rays of the sun, but they cannot be heard, they're as silent as the sea. Finally the S is complete by the grass mentioned earlier. Only the grass is sat in the middle of an oval track of gravel the colour of violet volcanic rock. It's a horseracing track but there are no horses; only birds swooping and snatching water from the sprinklers into their beaks.
  • Very great park, very green and a nice place to run or just have a walk. It has its own lake.
  • Beautiful garden
  • Très beau mais hypertexte bondé les week-ends
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