Not far from Marseille court hall, at the top of cours Pierre Puget, lies the oldest garden of Marseille: the « Jardin de la Colline Puget ». You will have to walk up the hill to reach it (quite an effort!), but your reward will be worth it: a beautiful panorama of our city.
A haven of peace in the city’s centre heart, the Garden of Puget Hill was built in 1801. Most of the tourists miss it because of its location. And it’s a real shame!
Due to political and financial reasons, the garden construction works took more than 50 years! Naturally the steep hill is another reason…
At the garden’s top, the view is just wonderful. There is also an area to rest after such a hard work (the steep hill!) as well as a playground for children.
Tips & anecdotes
The garden was called and recalled many times and finally got its name “jardin de la Colline Puget” in 1872. Six years later, Pierre Puget chest at the garden’s entrance will put a stop to more change.
Stop at the “Chalet du Jardin”, 2, rue Vauvenargues. It boasts a picturesque terrace and offers fresh drinks and Mediterranean food.
A big playground for children
Rue Abbé D’Assy, 13007 Marseille
- From the 1st of November to the 14th of February: 8am-5.30pm
- From the 15th to the 28/ 29th of February: 8am-6.30pm
- From the 1st of March to the 30th of April: 8am-7pm
- From the 1st of May to the 31st of August: 8am-8pm
- From 1st of September to the 14th of October: 8am-7pm
HOW TO GET TO THE GARDEN OF PUGET HILL?
- Puget Moulet stop (line 54)
- Jardin de la Colonne stop (line 60)