It’s the end of August. The really hot weather has now gone and the days are starting to get shorter. The end of the season is coming. But there is still plenty to do in and around Aix-en-Provence. One little gem not to miss is actually in Marseille. Well, when I say “in Marseille” I actually mean at the very far end of Marseille
How to get to les Goudes
From La maison saint jerome, the trip is less than one hour. If you follow Waze, it will take you through the quickest way, including a paid for tunnel in Marseille. But to be honest, getting IN les Goudes is the challenge. If you are going in peak season, I would recommend avoiding taking the car altogether. The place is lovely but it is soooo tiny. And drawing many visitors, parking can be an absolute nightmare. If you are really going there by car, I would advise you go through town, keep going uphill. There are (if you are lucky 🙂 ) some places on the right handside. Keep going all the way till the end if you can’t find one, there is wild parking options.
Otherwise, there is a bus going there, line 20. Saves the hassle of parking but makes staying for dinner a tad difficult.
Fancy eating? Book before you go!
There are a lot of restaurant in Les Goudes. But if you are thinking of staying for food, I strongly advise to book in advance. There is a plethora of them but one restaurant is probably the most scenic one. It’s called la baie des singes
. To get there, do as mentioned above, i.e. go all the way to the far end of Les Goudes. Literally to the complete far end. Park there and you have to walk about 10 minutes. A well worth walk. It’s magic. Small little hamlet. Little private beach. You can even work an appetite if you want by doing some sea kayaking. Food is of course fish centric and price wise, well, a bit more than a restaurant I suggest in Carro
🙂 A whole grilled fish is price €9 for 100 grammes, though this is the fish whole before being prepared 🙂 . But this is a unique place so well worth it!