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Parc Borely

13008 Marseille, France (Opéra)
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Ranked #21 of 102 attractions in Marseille
Type: Parks
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Bangkok, Thailand
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415 reviews 415 reviews
269 attraction reviews
192 helpful votes 192 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

This is a huge park, close to the Corniche and the Med. This is a place where people enjoy to go for a stroll, run or simply rest. Children will love it. You can find a place to sit or even go for a drink. This is simply the place where the Marseillais go if they want to get some... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

Close to the sea, a happy surprise to have such a calm oasis close to the busy streets. A must go for every one. Just go to the little lake, order a "rosé" and enjoy the sweet idleness

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england
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

Parc seemed to be well kept and was worth seeing. Small lakes with floating islands and some unusual sculptures

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Switzerland
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301 reviews 301 reviews
155 attraction reviews
328 helpful votes 328 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013 via mobile

This is a big parc with lakes, botanic gardens, a castle and many birds. You may enjoy the mostly quiet atmosphere within the usually busy and loud city of Marseille. The parc offers many playgrounds for kids. As the parc is located close to the sea, you have a great view from several locations to sit and enjoy especially the... More

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Marseille, France
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

Wonderful place with something for everyone... shade, sun, playgrounds, merry-go-rounds, a museum, peacocks~ The only negative: terrible bathrooms... although maybe now that the Chateau has reopened, there is another option.

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Netherlands
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303 reviews 303 reviews
53 attraction reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Very nice parc close to Marseille city center, but also close to the Prado beach, easily reachable by public transport - bus 83 or 19 - Metro rond point du prado. It is a lovely place to rent a bike and cycle with the kids before a nice pic nic on the grass.

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Brussels, Belgium
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 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... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 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,... More

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Quebec City, Canada
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35 attraction reviews
207 helpful votes 207 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 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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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 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... More

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