The origin of the name comes from the Occitan, Méjean meaning “in the middle of”. It was used as a coastal shelter for fishermen from the 17th century, and began to be inhabited between the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century. Nearby, you can find the Figuières calanque and the magnificent Erevine calanque, whose clear water invites you to swim. The calanque of Méjean is a haven of peace where time seems to have stopped…
What to see in the Méjean calanque?
It is divided into two parts: the petit and grand Méjean.
The small Méjean has a very picturesque harbour and beach, lined with pine trees and rocks.
The Grand Méjean, which can be reached by a small path at the end of the port, has a very pretty cove. The imposing viaduct in the background dominates it. Here the Nerthe massif ends abruptly: the roads serving the port and the surrounding houses are very steep!