A bit of history
A history and many anecdotes are related to the marseillaise cove. At the beggining, it used to be a fishermen’s port where there was a friendly atmosphere. In 1610, a decree was established “chemin de Malmousque” ( Malmousque lane).
Some come to observe the famous “rocher des pendus” ( rock of the hangmen), visible from its pier. It owes its name to Alfonso V Aragon who took revenge on the allies of Louis III in 1423 by having a dozen of his notables hanged there.
The Calanque kept its wild side until the end of the 19th century which is not very surprising.Indeed, it is located on a steep path. After building new housing around the cove, it was once again frequented.
At this time, a lot of people from Marseille were going there to bask on the rocks when the weather was good. Some take advantage of swimming and enjoying the view. According to the season, the creek can be very crowded. For more tranquility, it would be better to avoid the summertime. Walking access is quite hard. Although the place is really worth it!