An attractive cove
A postcard setting
To get there, you have to cross the Baumettes district (the word “baumettes” means small caves in Provençal), to reach the narrow and winding road in the hill, which goes up to the eponymous pass. Once you reach the pass, a hike path allows you to go down to the calanque (about 45 mn walk) … and a magnificent panorama is offered to you.
In the distant indentation of the hills, the sea shines, an azure blue that blends with the horizon. The white limestone of the massif is stained with the green of the garrigue and the pine trees, a real palette of three colours. Almost hidden, the small road zigzags down. Watch out for other cars coming up, as there is little space to pass each other!
After a long descent, you will finally see the cove. A paying car park awaits you if you come by car. This was a private property which belonged to the Countess Marie de Buret, known as Marie de Sormiou at the end of the 19th century, a woman of letters who took part in the work of the Félibrige.
/During the summer season, the car park is only accessible to customers of the calanque’s restaurant*!