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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Built by French Emperor Napoleon III for his estranged empress Eugenie in 1858. It's big, and heavy, and lacks any interest whatsoever. The statue to lost mariners above the shore is strong and arresting. The series of iron sculptures on the near or land side...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Bob_and_friends-2014
Reviewed October 14, 2018

Veer off Boulevard Charles Livon and leave the traffic behind for a moment of peace. Follow your nose uphill. You won't regret it. Best view of 14 July fireworks, too - but normally closed at sunset.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank EAMouse
Reviewed October 4, 2018

We went here on a very windy day and its headland posiiton made it quite difficult not to get blown away. Great views and worth a short visit.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Ann P
Reviewed September 26, 2018 via mobile

This is a gorgeous spot to walk around and enjoy views of the city. There’s no admission fee to enjoy the grounds and if you are traveling with kids, there is a small playground. The palace and the port are both beautiful from the various...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Meghan M
Reviewed September 20, 2018

Just across from our hotel - the New Hotel of Marseille. The palace is just a backdrop to extraordinary views across the river to the new port area.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank DJG_KAG
Reviewed August 30, 2018

This is a nice place to go chill and take a few nice pics of Marseille and the Viex Port. There is a small garden where you can picnic.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank SIrani
Reviewed August 25, 2018

After the flight and usual airport hassles in the morning, a nice relaxing walk and an introduction to Marseille was the order of the day. We were staying on the west of the old port so walked round the port to the eastern side and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Glyn R
Reviewed August 5, 2018

The park entrance is just past the Sofitel/Novotel entrance. There's a good number of bench seats as well as a large grass area that has a shaded area. Depending on the heat ( it was mid thirties when we were there), there was plenty space...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Flight1792
Reviewed July 15, 2018

Palais du Pharo is a beautiful park located about a 15 minute walk from old port. It has pretty views overlooking the old port and MuCEM. Free place to visit and have a picnic lunch and just relax with the locals. You can not go...More

Date of experience: June 2018
4  Thank Kathryn R
Reviewed June 30, 2018

The palace is situated right at the end of a cliff. You have a wonderful view of the city and of the harbor. The lawn in front of the palace is nice and green and you can have a seat while you take in everything...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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