Palais Longchamp, Marseille

#5 of 33 in Historic Sites in Marseille
Historic Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
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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  • it easy to access with metro and some minutes walking in some area that perhaps remember to someone an old France. The building is very big, have nice view from the top, waters and green trees adding....  more »
  • The palace itself is quite nice, even a bit impressive. Especially given that it was built just because the aqueduct arrived in Marseille. The park was rather disappointing though. Especially the...  more »
  • First Sunday of a month museums are free. Art was really nicely exposed. Unfortunately no English descriptions, half of the exhibition in art museum was closed. Good place to take nice pic,after few minutes - nothing to do.
  • The Parc Longchamp deserves visiting. Really enjoyed walking. Also there are two very interesting museums.

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