Parc du 26e Centenaire, Marseille

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The Parc du XXVième Centenaire is a public park located in the city of Marseille in France. It is listed by the French Ministry of Culture as one of the Notable Gardens of France.
The eighteen-hectare garden features a large fountain, a canal with twenty-six fountains, and a long paved terrace, which was once a railroad platform.
On the south side of the park, there are four separate gardens: The Provençal garden, laid out on terraces, which contains the examples of the aromatic plants of Provence.The African Garden, with sand dunes, and a basin of aquatic and semiaquatic plants. The Arab-Andalousian Garden, with palm trees, a canal, and a fountain. An English landscape park is organized around a 3000 square metre lake, overlooked by a belvedere, from which it is possible to see the hills of Saint-Cyr and the basilica of Notre Dame de la Garde. It also contains the terraces which formerly held the tracks for arriving trains, which have been turned into a rose garden.
Other sections of the park contain a playground for children and a cafe.
The park is located on the site of the Gare du Prado, a former railway station, built in the 1860s. By the middle of the 20th century, the station was little used. The land was purchased by the city of Marseille in 1998. The city planted 6500 bushes and 1500 trees to decorate the park.
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  • The park itself is beautifully green and kept quite clean. However, the visitors are very limited, so in my opinion a visit is only worthwhile if you are already in the immediate vicinity of the park.
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  • This is a recent park. Impression of abandonment. No water in canals and fountains, near the palm grove a kind of pond with languishing water. Rickety lawns, finally, more soil than grass, garbage cans camouflaged in corners of groves. Why, in Marseille, should there be no follow-up in the operations that are undertaken? Fortunately, there are the hens that bring a touch of freshness to this décor.
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  • Great park. Has basket ball court, there is water play area for kids a carousel cute picnic area around a small pond and skate park area. Love having family fun days there
  • Nice Park you can rent funny four wheeled bikes. They look like a lot of fun 😍
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