5 Best Parks and Museums in Marseille
Spring is a lively, sunny time of optimism and revival, worth spending in a romantic place – say, in France. If you are traveling to the “sunny side” of France, on the Riviera, you might find useful input in our top 5 Best Parks and Museums in Marseille.
1. Can we talk of contemporary classicism? If so, then put Cantini Museum on your list. At the heart of the old town, overlooking the Vieux Pont, this museum features pieces by Matisse, Cezanne, Miro and Picasso. The Cantini Museum is housed in a 17th century old hotel and, apart from the permanent collections, hosts modern exhibitions.
2. The E.M. Heckel Botanical Garden is the most splendid place to be outside when in Marseille. The gardens were only opened to the public in the 19th century – they were called “plant gardens”. Nevertheless, the Jardin Botanique de Marseille was first created by the King Rene and inaugurated for Empress Josephine in 1802.
3. The Marseille History Museum talks about the history of the city from its 600 BC creation to this day with a collage of multimedia and vestige displays. It is the best place to learn more about the city and the region.
4. The Borely Park, with its extended plains and spectacular waterways, is an amazing place for a day out with your loved one or your family. A Marseillais Central Park, it features amazing ponds where you can admire swans and ducks or go rowboating. The winding, intricate pathways used to make for an excellent hiding place for clandestine lovers, back in the 18th century.
5. In the complex, you can also visit the Borely Museum, featuring an outstanding collection of art, fashion items, paintings and ceramics.
Anywhere you go, if you need transport, you can book a Marseille airport transfer online.