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Calanques in winter

Calanques in winter

 

Some may wonder how it feels to travel to Provence in winter. Would it be possible to enjoy outdoor life as it wonderfully is all through summer season? Well, we’re happy to comfort you and answer a clear and definitive yes!

 

If sea water temperature is not as inviting for a swim, it feels great to take a walk on the sea front and breathe some fresh air facing the beautiful Mediterranean Sea. Standing on the heights of the Calanques, observing the horizon line and sailing boats racing pushed by the Mistral is such an inspirational experience.
Calanques in Marseille

Nature is beautiful thanks to our evergreen pine trees, hills are coloured by early wild flowers blossom, and limestone Mountains shine under the winter sun. 

Ski in Southern Alps

Ski in Southern Alps

 

 

 

 

 

 

The luckily close by Alps Mountains attract every weekend everyone who fancy skiing or sledge playing amongst the local population.  That’s a real treat to be able to choose between snow and sea for our free time and that’s why we like sharing that fact with all visitors who are tempted to join us in winter.

Windmill in Allauch

Windmill in Allauch

Historical sightseeing is on the program, to everywhere you wish to go, and if French aperitif is not taken at the terrace of cafés, it is only because moody rainclouds show their nose but never for very long.

So head South, bring a coat, and let yourself surprised by the gentleness of winter in Provence!

All visitors who came to Marseille by plane have had a glance at the beautiful “Côte Bleue” either from the air or from the car driving them into the City. Very few have taken the opportunity to dedicate a few hours of their holiday to actually explore the area. We can say it out loud today: they missed some of the greatest spots in the region!

It takes only minutes to drive from the Port of Marseille to the Estaque Hills district where impressive wild landscapes spread between the Mediterranean Sea and the “Etang de Berre”, largest soft & sea water pond in France. Behind the hills can be found the charming village of Niolon and its tiny fishing port. Getting a breathtaking view of Marseille and it feels amazing to enjoy such a remote place at the doorstep of the second largest city in France. Thankfully, environment protection policies have saved this part of the coast from overgrowth.
Standing at one of the many observation points, you will understand why this part of the coast is named the Blue Coast. Here the sea looks deeper and wider than anywhere else in Marseille. The whole landscape seems to serve the beauty and wilderness of the sea. Driving further West towards the preserved port of Méjean is one perfect example. A narrow road is going drastically up and down, like playing with drivers who can only catch a few second of the view at the time before they reach the shore.
Come visiting the pristine calanques of the Côte Bleue, you will taste the essence of Blue! Contact us for more information about holidays in Marseille.