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“A great place to wander” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Parc Borely

Parc Borely
13008 Marseille, France
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Ranked #27 of 170 things to do in Marseille
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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england
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Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“A great place to wander”
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

Visited September 2013
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“Nice parc to enjoy especially with kids of all ages”
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 sunsets.

Visited August 2013
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Marseille, France
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“my daughter's favorite park”
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.

Visited July 2013
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“Large and clean parc”
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.

Visited July 2013
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Brussels, Belgium
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“Large park, lacking care!”
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 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!

Visited July 2013
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