In the heart of a wooded park and close to the sea, Château Borély is one of the last testimonies of the tradition of Provençal country houses built in the 18th century by the wealthy population of Marseille. Restored in 2013, the castle has
almost entirely retained its original décor. Devoted to decorative arts and fashion, the museum is also a showcase for
contemporary creation, with temporary design exhibitions and a large fashion collection, around personalities such as Azzedine Alaïa, Jean-Paul Gaultier and Christelle Koché.

In the heart of a wooded park and close to the sea, Château Borély is one of the last testimonies of the tradition of Provençal country houses built in the 18th century by the wealthy population of Marseille. Restored in 2013, the castle has
almost entirely retained its original décor. Devoted to decorative arts and fashion, the museum is also a showcase for
contemporary creation, with temporary design exhibitions and a large fashion collection, around personalities such as Azzedine Alaïa, Jean-Paul Gaultier and Christelle Koché.

Programme

Twenty two! The Sheep of François-Xavier Lalanne

A stimulating dialogue between eras, the presentation of the series of twenty-two Sheep by François-Xavier Lalanne in the Château Borély, thanks to a generous loan from the Fondation des Treilles (Var), offers a change of perspective conducive to a new reading of the permanent collections.

Iconic works of the 1960s, the Sheep testify to the original associations of forms and functions dear to their author. Both ornamental and functional, the Sheep seats were an immediate success. Their stylization recalls both François-Xavier Lalanne's admiration for Constantin Brâncuși, who directed him to sculpture in 1952, or François Pompon, and for the archaic animal sculptures he observed for a long time while he was a guard at the Louvre. With Lalanne, the countryside enters the apartments, those of Coco Chanel, Salvador Dali, Marie-Hélène de Rothschild, the Noailles, Gunter Sachs or Yves Saint Laurent, among others.

Access

Open Tuesday to Sunday from 9am to 6pm
Ticket office closes at 5:30 pm
Closing of the museum :
November 1 and 11, 2021
December 25, 2021
January 1st, 2022
May 1, 2022

Musée des Arts décoratifs, de la Faïence et de la Mode
132 avenue Clot Bey
13008 Marseille
+33 (0)4 91 55 33 60/64

musees.marseille.fr

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CONTEMPORARY ART GALLERIES

Double V Gallery : The trendy contemporary art gallery in Marseille. (Marseille)
Galerie Béa-Ba : A hub for contemporary painting. (Marseille)

CULTURE & HERITAGE

Friche La Belle de mai : An arts and culture factory and a living place. (Marseille)
Coco Velten : A place for working and encounters with a collaborative cultural programme. (Marseille)
Fotokino : Exhibitions, screenings, workshops and conferences. (Marseille)

TO DISCOVER

Lucy Luce : the workshop-boutique of a jewelry designer and organic sculptures. (Marseille)
JoggingJogging : concept et fashion store. (Marseille)

BOAT TRIP

Le Don du Vent : Boat rental and private boat services. (Marseille)

PLACES TO STAY

Les Bords de Mer : Mini-refuge, maxi-vue : 19 bedrooms facing the big blue. (Marseille)
Hôtel Le Ryad : Well located at the top of la Canebière in the city center. (Marseille)
La Résidence du Vieux Port : 4-star hotel with a retro decor, inspired by Le Corbusier and Pouillon. (Marseille)
Tuba Club : A restyled former diving club in the Goudes district. 5 bedrooms and a restaurant with a breathtaking view of the Calanques. (Marseille)

PLACES TO EAT

Sépia : Seasonal cooking. Covered terrace and view of the city. (Marseille)
La Parenthèse : Terrace with tapas to share in a quiet alley of La Vieille Chapelle district. (Marseille)
Chez Yassine : Tunisian halal specialties. A must-go of Eastern cuisine in the Noailles district. (Marseille)
Yima: A family Eastern canteen in the Noailles district. (Marseille)
Toïa : For the ceviche lovers, a tasty cuisine made with fresh and seasonal products. (Marseille)
La cantine de Lynn : A delicious small restaurant, home cooking and a welcoming atmosphere. (Marseille)

WINE BARS & GROCERY

Les Buvards : An excellent selection of natural wines and healthy products in this natural wine bar pioneer in Marseille. (Marseille)
Épicerie L’Idéal : Fresh goat cheese, Camargue lamb, an excellent selection of products from the Mediterranean Basin to take away and meals to eat in. (Marseille)
Maison Geney : Canteen, delicatessen and tearoom with homemade products, a simple and generous cooking in the Panier district. (Marseille)