Parc Borély is a public park in Marseille that offers 3 unique sections to explore. The park is officially known as one of the Remarkable Gardens of France as decided by the Ministry of Culture. With multiple gardens in one, your visit can easily turn into an all day affair.

Visiting this garden doesn't have to take an entire afternoon. In fact, most only spend about 2 or 3 hours here taking in the most important sights. Just about anyone can find fun, however, as the immaculately well-maintained gardens have an allure that all can enjoy with uniquely renovated landmarks.

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Highlights of Parc Borély

When you visit Parc Borély, you'll want to take note of a view of the top features here. One of the most popular of the 3 sections of this park is the English landscape garden and its replica of Notre-Dame de la Garde covered in vibrant greenery.

The Garden à la française portion of the park features intricate designs that you can enjoy during your visit. You'll find double rows of trees along with 2 basins, one of which is rectangular while the other is circular. Additionally, this portion of the park has 2 lawns perfect for relaxation.

Good to know when visiting Parc Borély

Before you head to Parc Borély, there are a few factors to keep in mind. It's about 17 hectares in size, so set enough time aside to explore it all. Additionally, it's not open 24/7, so you won't be able to make any visits at night.

While you're in the area, you may want to visit some of the most iconic surrounding destinations as well. Several beaches including Plages du Prado and Plage de Bonneveine are well within a short walk to the west. To the east, you can visit some impressive botanical gardens.

Parc Borély

Location: Avenue du Parc Borély, 13008 Marseille, France

Open: Daily from 6 am to 10 pm

Phone: +33 (0)4 91 55 25 51