Skate Boarding in Palais de la Glisse Skatepark, Marseille, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur France

Skate park area:
3000 m²/32292 ft²
Streetpark, bowl big ramp, stairs, rails,curbs
Height / width of the skatepark:
4 m/13.1 ft-20 m/65.7 ft
Spectators / Practitioners:
1500 nice seats / 300
Skate park type:
Marseille is situated on the southeast coast of France. It is the second largest city and the center of the second largest metropolitan area in the country, after Paris. Marseille is the capital of the Bouches-du-Rhône department as well as Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region. The whole urban and metropolitan area extends beyond city limits. Marseille is France’s largest commercial port and the largest city on the Mediterranean coast.

Palais de la Glisse in Marseille is a huge 5 floors-building with many activities, available to be performed at every floor. One of the floors, the second, is the space slides, a 3000 m² / 32292 ft² space, dedicated to skate boarding. It is a very promising indoors skatepark with big potentials.

The park is the biggest indoor skate park in Europe with amazing features. You will meet a street-park type zone, a bowl and a big ramp. Space can accommodate up to 1500 spectators and 300 practitioners. The street-park is skate oriented with almost exclusively inclined place where some edges are left raw wood.

The rest consists of curbs with metal brackets. Everything is large. The bowl is pretty nice with a first shallow zone, typical for skateboarding which leads to a deeper area, ending with a cradle. The skate park is at a height of 4 m / 13.1 ft and 20 m / 65.7 ft wide. It ends with a half bowl, providing also with some inevitable extensions.

The ramp is attractive and it is the only real missing structure in Marseille. The development of the area is very perplexing. All of these, along with the huge amount of enthusiasm of the skateboarders consist the perfect place to slide with their boards.