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Palais du Pharo

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Address: 58 boulevard Charles Livon, 13007 Marseille, France
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great view on the city

while the palace itself is a matter of taste, the view from there on the city and the harbour is for sure worth the walk out here, especially in the later afternoon, towards... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Zurich, Switzerland
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Zurich, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

while the palace itself is a matter of taste, the view from there on the city and the harbour is for sure worth the walk out here, especially in the later afternoon, towards sunset. great views from a really pleasant little park, sitting on the benches and enjoying Marseille in its full beauty.

Thank r0landbrunner
Split-Dalmatia County, Croatia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Marvelous spot to sit/lay down & relax while observing the harbour, Notre Dame, Mucem...also, it`s the perfect place for picnic (altough, I`m not sure if it`s allowed hehe)...

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

It's a good looking centuries old governmental building with a nice park. The view over the harbor is good but it's not fantastic. The rating it has right now is strongly overrated.

Thank Brounzer
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 452 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2016

We were in Marseille in last Christmas and visited this place .We took Bus 83 from Port area for Prado and got down at some beautiful sea beach). While coming back, we got down at La Phero. It is a big open area, perfect for taking some rest with an amazing harbour view. There was a beautiful palace given to... More 

Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

The building itself is pleasant enough, but you need to come here to get the stunning view back across to the town

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 September 2016

This impressive palace is so visible and we wanted to see it. It's quite a walk up to get to the palace but if you like walking it's a nice route. We arrived into the garden area, which is nice and cool, but not particularly impressive. We couldn't look around inside the palace (with presumably was a gift to Napoleon).... More 

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Gravesend, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2016

Visited here on a walk along the corniche. The Palace was shut, but the views are absolutely superb. Look back over the old port, out towards the Terraces du Port and towards Chateau If. Very nice park, with plenty of seating some toilettes (very dirty when we were there) and a small drinks stall.

Thank welshtraveller42
San Francisco, California
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5 attraction reviews
Reviewed 22 July 2016

the palace itself was closed to visitors the day I was there. but the park grounds are wonderful. interesting sculptures, a good playground for kids, large statue, well kept lawns, water faucet, and great views of Vieux port

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2016

A beautiful spot for a majestic building. The palace has been there since the 1800s and it occupies the perfect spot. The views alone are worth visiting this wonderful place.

Thank Dimitris L
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

Best views of Marseille. Huge garden, very clean and nice. Great place to visit with kids. Entrance to the garden is free.

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