Palais Longchamp is a monument in the city of Marseille, France. It was built from 1839 to 1869 to celebrate the construction of the Canal de Marseille which was built to bring water from the River Durance to Marseille. The monument is magnificent, designed by Henri-Jacques Esperandieu it is a structure that rises above an elegant fountain. The monument structure is the home of the Musée des beaux-arts and the Muséum d’histoire naturel. It is a landmark of the city of Marseille.
The monument is situated in Parc Longchamp. You can get there by taking the M1 metro line to ‘Cinq-Avenues - Longchamp’. You can also get there by taking the T2 tram line to ‘Longchamp’. The 582 bus also stops close by.
Opening Times and Admission
The monument is situated in a public park. It is free to visit at any hour of any day. The museums in the monument do however operate on opening schedules and may charge a fee to enter.