Calanque de la redonne

The Redonne Calanque

a small cove on the Blue Coast

The Calanque de la Redonne is located on the Côte Bleue and is part of the commune of Ensuès-la-Redonne. Discover this magnificent cove with its crystal clear waters.

What to do in Redonne ?

Discover the calanque

When you approach it, either by road or by train, you are immediately struck by the view over the crystal clear waters and the magnificent panorama of the Mediterranean.

It is a very small cove with little access for bathing: a narrow sandy beach and another of large pebbles… But if you venture out on the surrounding paths, you can reach some rocks from which you can dive (not suitable for young children).

If you wander through the alleys and paths, you will discover a few huts that still exist, although recent constructions with sea views, each as imposing as the next, tend to replace them.

To be discovered in the immediate vicinity

  • Going towards Niolon: the Anthénors, Figuière and Méjean creeks by the GR51.
  • Going towards Carry le Rouet: walk towards the Madrague de Gignac and the Eaux salées cove: head towards the sandy beach then take the path on the left which overhangs and winds between beautiful villas, revealing beautiful views of the cove and the harbour of Marseille along the way. You will then arrive at La Madrague de Gignac and from there, take the GR51 leading to the calanque des Eaux salées.

Access to the Redonne calanque

We strongly advise you to take the TER train Marseille/Miramas, and to stop at Ensuès-la-Redonne station (consult the timetable). Why should you do this? Simply because the railway line that runs along the Côte Bleue was built on the side of the cliffs and offers breathtaking views of the various creeks. There are many connections, and the journey time is only 25 minutes.

Once you arrive at your destination, you will follow the road down to the port, passing under the majestic viaduct which contributes to this beautiful setting.

Other ways to get there

  • By road, but beware: access is regulated during the summer season, motorised vehicles are prohibited every weekend and public holiday from April to the end of September (more information on the city hall of Ensuès-la-Redonne). 
  • On foot: the calanque is crossed by the Douaniers trail (GR51) for hikers with equipment.
  • By sea: the port has a few places for day visitors (contact the harbour office directly).

Practicle informations 

  • In July and August this small Calanque is quickly overcrowded: we advise you to discover it rather in the low season, which offers magnificent days.
  • The only car park in the Calanque has about fifteen spaces: it is very difficult to park in the summer season.
  • There are no shops on the spot, so you might want to bring a picnic before going there. The “Reynier Fornasero” bakery and pastry shop in Ensuès-la-Redonne has plenty to offer, especially delicious pastries!
  • The café-restaurant “L’Auberge de la Calanque”, open in season, offers excellent wood-fired pizzas as well as local specialities.