Wellness and heritage trail on the Côte Bleue

« Our cul­tur­al and nat­ur­al her­itage are both irre­place­able sources of life and inspi­ra­tion. »
UNESCO con­ven­tion of 1972

Revitalise yourself by discovering the quarries of La Couronne town

Walk­ing with mind­ful­ness and med­i­ta­tion in the heart of the Marine Park and dis­cov­er­ing the shore stone quar­ries and ancient habi­tats.

Become aware of your move­ments, mea­sure the rhythm of your steps in syn­chro­niza­tion with your breath­ing, feel your sur­round­ings and lis­ten to the break­ing waves.

Walk­ing med­i­ta­tion oxy­genates the body, improves self-con­fi­dence and inner peace.

Prices

pub­lic rate :

  • full : from €25
  • con­ces­sions: from €20 (stu­dents, under-25s, social wel­fare (RSA) recip­i­ents, chil­dren under 12)
    from 5 par­tic­i­pants

pri­vate rate :

  • 200€/group
    from 2 par­tic­i­pants

Post­poned and refund­ed in the event of storm or pre­fec­ture clo­sure.

Level of difficulty

medi­um: ele­va­tion gain +/-100m.
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Duration / Schedule

dura­tion : 3h30

timetable :

  • spring/autumn: 10am to 1.30pm
  • sum­mer: 5.30pm to 9pm

Meeting Point

Beach of Car­ro (Mar­tigues sub­urb), on the Côte Bleue (Estaque moun­tain range).
Free On-site car park.
Train line 7 Mira­mas-Saint-Charles to Mar­seille. Car­pool­ing to/from Couronne-Car­ro sta­tion to the meet­ing point.

Equipment

  • hik­ing boots
  • hat
  • water
  • sun cream
  • pic­nic lunch
  • walk­ing sticks (option­al)
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Extra’s

  • med­i­ta­tion on the beach
  • tast­ing of local prod­ucts

Program

A walk for all five sens­es, from the small beach at Car­ro to the Cap Couronne light­house. We’ll take the dis­cov­ery trail that runs along­side the sea. We’ll take a look at the var­i­ous plant species and dis­cov­er their nat­ur­al ben­e­fits. We’ll learn how blocks of rock from the old pink lime­stone quar­ries were extract­ed to build the pri­vate man­sions of Provence.

Cross­ing the sandy plain of the great Ver­don beach, we’ll reach the cliffs of saf­fre, where the remains of Celtic set­tle­ments lie just above the water. Final­ly, we’ll reach the Cap Couronne light­house, whose whirring sound is an invi­ta­tion to trav­el beyond the hori­zon. After a guid­ed med­i­ta­tion singing mantras, we’ll enjoy a pic­nic. We then return to Car­ro through the pine for­est.

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Contact and further information

Informations / Booking

13 + 12 =

Contact your guide

06 49 85 82 74