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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  • What a beautiful building, so glad we checked it out. No charge to walk round but there are a couple of exhibits inside that you pay to get into if you want. If you climb up to the top of the... 
    What a beautiful building, so glad we checked it out. No charge to walk round but there are a couple of exhibits inside that you pay to get into if you want. If you climb up to the top of the...  more »
  • This beautiful building contains two museums. We did not went to the museums but enjoyed the building and the Fontaines from outside. 
    This beautiful building contains two museums. We did not went to the museums but enjoyed the building and the Fontaines from outside.  more »
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  • The park is fabulous and absolutely gorgeous. The water fountains are very pretty and refreshing. Walking around the columns and winding staircases brings joy to the soul. The museum is good, but small and a little outdated. However in since the last time I was here maybe 8 years ago, they’ve added English and Spanish to the description cards. Great place to take great photos!
  • Stunningly beautiful building and fountain. Lots of outdoor area to sit and enjoy a picnic. Behind the building is a large park. A small natural history museum on one side, the other side has a small art gallery. Very lovely. All free to wander around in. Close to the tram line.

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