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“Large park, lacking care!”
Review of Parc Borely

Parc Borely
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Reviewed 28 July 2013

No dogs allowed.
This park is big and beautiful but needs a good scrub! The grounds were littered with cigarette butts, food wrappers, tall weeds growing through the cracks in the street and homeless people sleeping on benches.
However, looking past the garbage, the park was very peaceful and quite. Located opposite the Prado Beach it was a nice place to seek refuge from the sun and wind. There were fountains and a large pond inhabited by ducks and swans that wound around the park with places to rent rowboats, bikes and buggies to ride around the park. There were a lot of people laying under the big trees, enjoying their summer picnics and fresh air, I just wish it was cleaner!

Thank neverhome007
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Reviewed 18 July 2013

Another benefit of Marseille being European City of Culture - beautifully proportioned rooms house decorative arts, mostly porcelain. Take time before or afterwards to go to the slightly neglected but really charming & well thought out botanical garden and adjoining park and take a picnic. Also next to the HIppodrome, where there was a trotting race the day we went, which you could see from the terrace of Chateau Borely.

Thank helen p
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Reviewed 14 May 2013

The parc is very large and could be lovely, but the fountains were not working, the grass unkept and the palais was not open, under construction.... However, you can rent bike/buggies and ride in the sushine, take a nice stroll and enjoy the fresh air, imagining what a lovely parc it could/will be if better maintained

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Reviewed 21 April 2013

We spent 2 weeks in Marseille so had time to take a picnic to Borely park. Lots of lovely grassed area to sit on. You need to chose a day where there is very little wind! And be prepared to have quite a walk if going by car - chances are you will have to park at quite a distance away (on a pavement - watch those tyres!) there is a very good bus service to the area from Vieux Port.

Thank Jane D
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Reviewed 16 March 2013

Thepark's main attraction is the Musee Borely it is being renovated ,may open in April
Park itself is large but not worth the detour by itself

1  Thank MILOUW
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