Musée Borély - Museum of Decorative Arts, Earthenware and Fashion

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Dated of the second half of the 18th century chateau Borely is emblematic of pleasure homes built around the city by the rich families from Marseille thanks to the trade with East (Egypt, Levant scale)
Successful traders settled in Alexandria. Borely held official positions in the service of the King of France. Mostly visited during, hot season and weekends Borely located in the district of Bonneveine is seen as the most beautiful bastide from its construction. Quite rare, the castle still retains much of its original décor designed by the painter : Louis Chaix, from Aubagne and some of his remarquable : golden sofa, library, room and chapel.

Sold in 1857, by the last owner, Gaston de Panisse Passis. The Estate subsequently become the property of the town. Opened to the public in 1863, the castle now houses the archaelogical collections.

Classified as historic monument, fully renovated Borely hosts the Decorative arts and fashion museum. The guests will be able to discover the intimacy and the way of life of an 18 th century family. Visitors will also be able to admire an authentic collection of the 18 th century to nowadays.

To discover : an extraordinary ceramic and glass collection, furniture, Arts rare exotic object. Furniture, Arts, rare exotic objects, fashion and accessories, the objects will be displayed in period rooms, and fashion in its study gallery will be shown three times a year. Contemporary works including the large chandelier in the vestibule especially created by the designer Mathieu Lehanneur are on the entire journey through the collection.
Accessible for disabled
Opening period (s)From 02/01 to 31/12/2024, every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday between 9 am and 6 pm.
Closed exceptionally on May 1st, November 1st, November 11th and December 25th.
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    • Air conditioning
    • Toilets
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  • Accessibility criteria for people with reduced mobility :
    • Accessible for self-propelled wheelchairs
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    • Hearing disability
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    • Visual disability
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Musée Borély - Museum of Decorative Arts, Earthenware and Fashion
Château Borély
134 Avenue Clot-Bey
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Musée Borély – Musée des Arts décoratifs, de la Faïence et de la Mode
Château Borély
134 Avenue Clot-Bey
GPS coordinates
Latitude : 43.257143
Longitude : 5.38197
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