On your way: Landscapes and relief
Your day’s hike in Provence starts out (undoubtedly under sunny skies) from the Barasse quarter in Marseille. You’ll soon cross Candolle, La Millière then Vallon de Luinant. The route boasts magnificent panoramic views over the rocky massifs and Vallon de la Barasse, where Saint Mary Magdalene almost certainly walked centuries ago. Go past Chapelle Notre-Dame de Nazareth and admire the Mediterranean waters just nearby – on fine days you can see all the way to Cape Canaille from here. Head back onto the GR® de Pays 2013 Marseille Provence Métropole long-distance trail after Vallon des Escourtines. Cross Aubagne, take Chemin des Petits-Mellets and Chemin de Saint-Jean-de-Garguier, then it’s the final furlong to Gémenos where you’ll be spending the night.