Museum of Decorative Arts, Ceramics and Fashion

Whether or not you enter to view its elaborate contents, you should at least come to admire this museum's impressive exterior and gardens.

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Museum of Decorative Arts, Ceramics and Fashion

The decorative arts museum in the castle.

The famous Borély Castle, belonging to the family of the same name and located in the Bonneveine neighbourhood, is worth a visit not just because of its distinguished Museum of Decorative Arts, Ceramics and Fashion but because of its extraordinarily handsome 18th century façade and 17 hectares (42 acres) of grounds, divided into three parks, with gardens, hills, ponds, waterfalls, and groves. For its part, the 1,600-square-metre (17,000-square-foot) interior holds another series of masterpieces, beginning with the palace's own frescos by painter Louis Chaix, as well as 2,500 objets including glassware, ceramics, tapestries, vases, and more. The museum is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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