Palais de Longchamp
This intimate museum paints an appealing portrait of elegant 19th-century Marseille with its collections of 13th- to 19th-century...
No address is more telling of the city’s extravagant cultural diversity than cours Julien, an elongated square with a fountain that has...
Artsy bustling bistro and lazy coffee shop.
Le Comptoir Dugommier
Tin molding, wooden floors and vintage signs make a homey escape from the busy street outside. The place gets packed for its downhome...
Palais de Longchamp information
Lonely Planet review
The colonnaded Palais de Longchamp and its spectacular fountains were constructed in the 1860s, in part to disguise a water tower at the terminus of an aqueduct from the River Durance. The northern wing houses Marseille’s oldest museum, the Musée des Beaux-Arts , undergoing renovations at research time and slated to reopen in 2013. The shaded park is one of the centre’s few green spaces, popular with local families.