To this day, the Château Borély remains a stunning example of an aristocratic Marseillaise home. It was built in 1768 for the Borély family, 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 institution also has a bookstore, Borelivres, which offers a selection of books relating to the permanent collections and temporary exhibitions on display.
The Fashion Museum has also found a home for itself at Château Borély, where visitors are encouraged to think of themselves guests. Its goal is 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.
Château Borély and grounds
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