Une bastide marseillaise qui plonge dans la mer
AN ATYPICAL PLACE// A family house, a bastide from Marseille that is more than a century old It offers an amazing view on the harbour of Marseille and the beginning of the blue coast. The situation of its 400m2 terrace is exceptional. The land is in the garrigues and overlooks the fishing village.
HOME// A room fitted out like a typical bistro allows us to welcome you in all conviviality
HISTORY // The big red staircase, a nod to the brickworks that have made the history of this working-class district over the centuries: a reproduction of a painting by DERAIN. Under the large terrace, for the adventurous, the cave of freshness, an old ice reserve of the bastides of Marseilles in the past, the top of which is supported by an e n t e r re c u i t e . Here and there, the vestiges of the rockworkers' work are visible...
INSPIRATION// Several times a day, imposing white boats cross the harbour, at the start of the Mediterranean sea routes. The entrance to the port of Marseille offers a breathtaking view.
IN THE EVENING// The ochres and the low-angled sun caress the back of the islands: the Frioul and the Château d'If are just opposite.
ELSEWHERE... // A few minutes from Marseille, Aix and the airport, an amazing feeling of elsewhere... La Bastide bleue is accessible by the maritime shuttle during the summer and by the A55 and the train.
L'Estaque is a small fishing port that has inspired painters: C e z a n n e , D u f y , B r a q u e . It has kept a strong identity from its history and has developed to offer today a charming place. From Cezanne to Guediguian, l'Estaque is a small fishermen's port, at the entrance to Marseille (and 10 km from the city centre), which combines the attractiveness of a small resort with a soul that is present everywhere, drawn from its history: for centuries it was home to working-class families, workers from the brickworks and the port... From these popular traditions, the district has kept its jousting. To the north of Marseille, Estaque is the last "village" before the blue coast. Michel Samson, a journalist with Le Monde, tells of the soul of this district: "boats were tied to an estaco. In l'Estaque, a corner of Marseille sheltered by hills covered with factory shells, boats are still tied up: a few a few fishermen's or jousters' boats, sailboats and outboards. But in l'Estaque, people mostly stroll around. While eating chichis fregis, long sweet fritters with orange blossom that are cut with scissors, and panisses, fried slices of flour sold by the dozen... coast, its small ports and its creeks. In short, l'Estaque is a doorway to the white of the hills, the soft green of the garrigue, the deep blue of the sea bed and the gold of the chichi!
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