Palaisand Parc LongchampCurrently Closed
- Address: Boulevard Jardin Zoologique, 13004 Marseille, France
- Timings: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Phone: +33-491552551
- Ticket Price: 5 EUR
- Time Required: 04:00 Hrs
- Tags: Art Museum, Art Gallery, Park, Play Ground, Botanical Garden, Family And Kids, Picnic Spot, Specialty Museum
Palaisand Parc Longchamp - Review
This grand Marseille monument houses two institutions: the Museum of Fine Arts, and the Natural History Museum. It also hosts a botanical garden. The garden used to be a zoo in the 19th century, and buildings from that time still survive. There are many places to picnic and a number of playgrounds. The people of the city frequently escape to this park for some respite from the summer heat. Behind the palace there is an observatory – it contains Foucault's enormous historic telescope - once the largest in the world - dating from 1864.
The museum of natural history in the left wing of the palace here is dedicated to prehistory and evolution, skulls and skeletons, the animals and plants of Provence, and a room full of about 300 stuffed animals.
In the right wing of this palace is the Museum of fine arts which houses an excellent collection of European and Provencal paintings.
In July, the famous Marseille Jazz des Cinq Continents festival is held here.
Palaisand Parc Longchamp Information
- Most of the signage and instructions in the natural history Museum are in French.
- There are a lot of steps going up the Museum of Fine Arts.
Palaisand Parc Longchamp Ticket Prices
The Natural History Museum:
- EUR 8 for adults.
- Free until 1:00 PM on Sunday.
- Free for under age of 18.
The Museum of Fine Arts:
- Free entry on the first Sunday of every month.
- Free for under age of 18.
No entry fee for garden.
Palaisand Parc Longchamp Hours
- Tuesday to Sunday: 10:00am to 6:00pm
- Closed on Monday (except Easter Monday), January 1, May 1, November 1, December 25 and 26.
How To reach Palaisand Parc Longchamp by Public Transport
- Metro line 1 stop: Cinq Avenues Longchamp
- Tram line 2 stop: Cinq Avenues Longchamp
- Bus 81 stop: Cinq Avenues Longchamp
Restaurants Near Palaisand Parc Longchamp
- Le Square Bar
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Things to Know Before Visiting Palaisand Parc Longchamp
16.69% of people who visit Marseille include Palaisand Parc Longchamp in their plan
11 AM - 12 PM
75% of people start their Palaisand Parc Longchamp visit around 11 AM - 12 PM
People usually take around 4 Hrs to see Palaisand Parc Longchamp
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Palaisand Parc Longchamp, Marseille Reviews
Little bit run down but a nice park with lovely trails. Very easily accessible from metro and tram! The steps to the palace are only accessible if you can walk it.. difficult with a stroller
Beautiful. Peaceful, historical. Huge gardens behind the palace, which used to be a zoo once... I think they stuffed those animals and put them in their museum of natural history! Standing at the top you can see half of Marseilles and the church on the other side of the city. Standing there and listening to the waters rage out, takes you to the time of the grandeur that once was.
I only went in to see the palace itself and didn't go into the museum. The palace was amazing but what was sad was the graffiti on the structure... In addition to that, the "zoo" was a waste of time and I shouldn't have bothered. The Parc is nice to walk through but isn't anything special
A Marseille must! Don't miss it! It's just spectacular and the park behind it is pure joy in green. I love it and see it every time I go to Marseille. You should, too.
I was really impressed.. there are free toilets after climbing the stairs. There are also water stations to refresh. Plenty of benches and a playground too. If you hear a french dude blowing a whistle and shouting something, you should know that the park is closing and you should rush downstairs:)