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Parc Borely

13008 Marseille, France (Opéra)
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Ranked #16 of 91 Attractions in Marseille
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks, Outdoors
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Dublin, Ireland
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54 reviews 54 reviews
22 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

the park is quite big and on the land site at the main gates you can hire various bikes and tandem's. bring a pack lunch to sit by the pond or use the 2 nice on site quant restauernts for light snacks there are 2 amusements areas for small kids , i would recommend it . it has inits grounds... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

This place has some cafes around the entrance and on some days vendors with ice creams. The park itself is decently maintained. For Marseille this is one of the few green spots in the whole city. There is a sense of calm here too that avoids the busy small streets of the city. While not much more than a few... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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525 reviews 525 reviews
340 attraction reviews
296 helpful votes 296 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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21 reviews 21 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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349 reviews 349 reviews
188 attraction reviews
398 helpful votes 398 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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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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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
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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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