Open Hours: summer: 11a-6p Tu-Su, winter: 10a-5p Tu-Su
The Palais Longchamp - designed by architect Esperandieu - was built in conjunction with the construction of the canal in ... More
The Palais Longchamp - designed by architect Esperandieu - was built in conjunction with the construction of the canal in 1839. The arrival of water from the Durance in 1849 allowed the town to supply the new districts to the east.Today, the waterfalls, ornamental lakes, fountains and numerous sculptures give this enchanting place an Italian Renaissance feel. Housing Marseilles' Fine Arts Museum in its left wing and the Natural History Museum in the right, this watery palace - a masterpiece of the Second Empire - commemorates and unites the glory of water, the arts and the sciences under one magnificent roof.
Capture the essence of Marseille at the early morning fish market that takes place here daily or go for a
stroll round the port, looking at the yachts and fishing boats bobbing gently side by side. Relax on one ...
Across a landscape of bare rock radiating a warmth of colours, you will reach the seaside village of Les Goudes
in the far south of the ciy. The path you follow belongs to an age gone by and opens ...
Just off the coast of Marseilles, the islands of Pomègues and Ratonneau, connected by a sea wall, present an arid,
windswept landscape where sea birds seek refuge. The rugged contours of the coastline are broken up by rocky inlets, ...