We also come to the Musée des Arts décoratifs, de la Faïence et de la Mode for their beautiful settings, the Borély castle and park.
This museum used to host the Musée de l’archéologie until 1989, which is now located in the Vieille Charité.
The Musée des Arts décoratifs, de la Faïence et de la Mode is set up in this gorgeous edifice, a property built in the 18th Century by the Borély family. Louis Borély, a rich merchant, wanted to make it the most beautiful of all Marseille Bastides (vast and majestic houses typical of our area).
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The museum has more than 2500 works with an extraordinary diversity of techniques (furniture, ceramic, glasses, tapestries, art objects, exotic art objects and fashion and accessories collections from the 18th Century to nowadays).
The property is surrounded by a park of parc de 17 hectares, with different gardens (an English, a French and a botanic gardens). The sea is also just nearby, a very popular spot among Marseille people.
As you will see, the parc Borély is the ideal spot for sport activities like running, biking, roller… You can rent bikes, small boats and more.
134 Avenue Clôt Bey, 13008 Marseille
Park : all along the year, 6am-9pm
Museum : Tuesday to Sunday 10am-6pm (except bank holidays)
- Park : free
- Museum prices : Permanent exhibitions: full price 5€ / reduced price ticket 3€
Free access to permanent exhibitions every first Sunday of the month.
- Musée Borély + Jardin Botanique, ticket : full 6€/ reduced price 3€
- Jardin botanique only: full 3€ / reduced price 1,50€
HOW TO GET TO THE CHATEAU BORÉLY ?
- Station Prado Borély
- Station Mendes France Huveaune
- Station Rond-Point du Prado (line 2)
- Parc Borély Stop (lines 19, 44 or 83)