Chateau Borely Marseille, Marseille

3.5
#11 of 27 in Museums in Marseille
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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  • Small exhibition of faiences which was somewhat interesting. A very strange mix-up of that permanent exhibition with another small exhibition of French women’s haute couture from the 1980-90’s, the...  more »
  • The museum is located in a giant garden , it has been completely renovated and updated with contemporary touch . Interesting collection of French faïences . Don’t miss the café for lunch in a...  more »

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