Perched on a small hill in the 7th arrondissement, the Parc Valmer overlooks the Corniche Kennedy. If you wander on the south coast, stop there for a break, discover a gorgeous villa from the 19th Century and admire a beautiful view of the Méditerranée.
The Parc Valmer dominates Marseille harbour and islands, like the Château d’If and Le Frioul. The villa inside the park looks like a small castle, it was built in 1865 by a rich olive oil merchant from Salon de Provence.
Unfortunately, the villa is not open to public, but you can still enjoy the park. Along with beautiful palm trees, you will find Provence traditional trees, olive, Aleppo pine trees or green oaks. Families, also because of its playground, appreciate the park.
Tips and anecdotes
Originally the villa and its park were called « Vague à la mer » (“wave to the sea”), which progressively became “Valmer”. They were used as settings for a famous French TV show.
271 Corniche Kennedy, 13007 Marseille
- November, December, January, February, 8am-5.30pm
- March, April, September, October, 8am-7pm
- May, June, July, August 8am- 8pm
HOW TO GET TO VALMER PARK ?
- Corniche Jean Martin Stop (line 83)