On the Sentier des Douaniers
All aboard the train along the Côte Bleue
This year, we’ve chosen a holiday without the car on the banks of the Mediterranean. On the menu: train rides, hikes in the open air and exceptional views. Let’s set off on the Sentier des Douaniers, where 62 km and 17 walking circuits await you with pine trees, holm oak and the delicious smell of thyme. Each leg can be done from a TER train station , just validate your ticket and lace up your boots. Our first hike starts from L’Estaque , which is both a village and a quarter of Marseille with its little harbour where you can buy chichis fregis or panisses to munch with your toes in the water. It’s also from here that the Chemin des Peintres, a 3.5 km/around 2 hour walk takes you on an outing to trace the link between this quarter and painting. Cézanne, Braque, Monticelli… many are the painters who came her to find inspiration.