The Palais Longchamp was bult in 1839 in conjunction with a canal to address the city’s longstanding water problem! Can you believe that? This amazing splendiferous structure and park was constructed to celebrate precious water.
When we visited the waterfall was not running. On the right wing is the Natural History Museum. The left wing houses the Fine Arts Museum, neither of which we went to!
|Front view of Palace|
The monumental fountain in front was built by Jules Cavelier. It represents the bulls of Camargue pulling a cart of wheat and vine, and the river Durance from which water re-routed to the city.
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