Once an aristocratic Marseillaise home and still an exemplar of the 17th century aristocracy, Chateau Borély was built in 1768 for a family of wealthy merchants by the Marseille architect Esprit-Joseph Brun. An archaeological museum was housed here until 1989, when it moved to the Vieille Charité hospital. In 2003 it became the Museum of Decorative Arts and Fashion. Today, the listed building, which is emblematic of 18th century aristocratic style, showcases the decorative art and fashion collections of the museums of Marseille.
The museum has a bookstore, Borelivres, which offers a selection of books relating to the museum's permanent collections and temporary exhibitions.
The fashion museum has also taken hold of Château Borély. The main idea is to come in as a guest. This museum ambitions to rank among the greatest French institutions like the Museum of Decorative Arts in Paris, the Mobilier National (National Furniture Museum), the City of Ceramics and the National Foundation for Contemporary Arts.
Borély Castle and Park
134 avenue Clot-Bey
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