The “Château Borély”

Hi Everyone !

Today, I’m going to talk about a place: The “Chateau Borely”.The castle Borély is a castle situated in the south districts of Marseille ( 8th district):

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In reality it is about an old country-house in the campaign, which was especially inhabited in the beautiful days. This castle was built in the XVIIIe century at the request of Louis Borély ( 1692-1768 ), a rich trader of Marseille.  It is implanted in the current park Borély:

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Near to the racecourse of Marseille:

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It was sold to the city from the XIXe century and accommodated the museum of archaeology during several years (and until 1989). Vast building on 3 levels, it is composed by two detached houses, by a vast court and a gate on the back. The main building is richly decorated, in particular on the first floor, of a very beautiful egg-shaped chapel. The castle Borély which underwent a profound restoration between 2009 and 2013, is again opened to the public since June 15th, 2013. It is of use as case to the municipal museum of the Decorative arts.

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