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Patrick, 56


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    • Speciality: The Classics

    • Roucas Blanc
    • Garlaban

    • Hiking
    • history
    • En-Vau
    • architecture
    • swimming
    • unavoidable
    • creeks
    • unusual places
    • nature
    • Cart
    • botanical
    • blue coast
    • Marcel Pagnol
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This walk will offer you breathtaking views over the harbor of Marseille and its islands. It will make you discover, among others, small charming ports where you do not suspect them, wild creeks in the city center where you will be tempted by a swim. A "villa" Marseille and its park with exotic essences. And then I will whisper to you forgotten alleys where, after the agitation of the seaside, a stone's throw from the cornice, you will enjoy the calmness of time and discover secret dwellings nestled in greenery havens. These same alleys that, at the turn of a staircase, will give you unknown prospects on the Good Mother or will be lost in the blue of the sky. Thus, as Mr Anastasy had already confided to his wife 100 years ago, "I will take you to the countryside to see the sea". From Malmousque to Bompard, you will feel the authentic color of a lesser-known Marseilles, and I will be delighted to cultivate it. On the way back, a little hollow will certainly be felt, so I propose a pizza, one of the best in Marseille, some say the best in the world and we exaggerate here :)
A half-day hike on a balcony to discover the pearl of the calanques, En-Vau. This is a difficult walk that will allow you to admire a spectacle that you will not soon forget, the plunging view (of a near-hundred-meter peak) on the turquoise waters of the creek. Waters that have little to envy those of the Polynesian lagoons. We will also discover two other superb calanques Port-Miou and Port-Pin, each with its peculiarities. Do not forget swimsuit, towel, water gourd and hiking shoes :)
A little over a hundred years ago the playground of young Marcel Pagnol and his companion Lili was called Garlaban. This vast massif has remained almost identical to what these young enthusiasts of wide open spaces have known. Of course, it has suffered great fires and wide tracks have been traced there to fight more effectively against forest fires. But the soul of these hills is still there, intact, a few kilometers from the hustle and bustle of the city. The possibilities of hiking remain countless, from the two-hour stroll to the one-day hike. And of course the circuits can combine them to create on demand the one that suits you best. Thus, places emblematic of the wanderings of Marcel and Lili, the Cave of Grosibou, the Vallon de Passetemps or even the Baume Sourne to those of the shoots of the films of Pagnol, the farm of Angèle, Regain or in Manon of the sources, the Massive keeps the memory of the child of the country alive. And even if these names only evoke or awaken few things in you, I would know how to make you benefit from many other advantages that the Garlaban possesses. The quality of its silences in the hollows of the secret valleys, the sources that you can not find in the shrubs of argelas and kermes, the ridges like prows of ships where the mistral whips the face but allows us to embrace the Clear days of incredible panoramas, from the Camargue to the first peaks of the Southern Alps. So in love or not of Pagnol, you will always find pleasure to walk along the paths of this massif.
This walking tour, just south of Marseille, will take you from the small port of Goudes to the calanque of Marseilleveyre. It is said to be the driest place in France. And indeed this mineral universe where scarcely a few tufts of thyme and lentisque are scarcely surprising. By its arid, grandiose beauty, the site can evoke, on hot summer days, a taste of burning Africa; Or perhaps, thanks to this incomparable light, the sanctuaries of ancient Greece, all nimbused with their limestone whites. Funny names will mark our course, the village of Goudes, the bay of the monkeys, the creeks of Callelongue and the Mounine. First of all, in the small harbor of Goudes we will talk about the cabanoniers, heirs of a certain art of living in Marseilles. At the bay of the monkeys, at the end of the world, one can admire the islands of Maïre ​​and Tiboulen, real fortresses of rocks and more far off the island of Planier and its lighthouse guarding the harbor of Marseilles. At the small port of Callelongue, you will abandon the asphalt, to go by a balcony path to the small beach of the calanque of Marseilleveyre, where a bath will refresh us, unless we prefer a small beer cool to The terrace of the bistro "Chez le Belge". If you wish, the return can be done by the old semaphore of Callelongue. Walking shoes required.
A stone's throw from the major arteries of the south of Marseille, but already in the heart of the National Park of the Calanques, I propose you to hike to discover three of the most beautiful calanques of Marseille. Approach to the natural heritage, the endemic flora and the amazing biodiversity of the Park. Then silence and we will observe who knows the emblematic eagle of Bonelli or the ocellated lizard! But above all, you will be delighted to find yourself in the middle of nature, in the heart of exceptional landscapes, only a few wires from the tumult of the city. Of course it will be difficult to resist the temptation of a swim in the turquoise waters of Sugiton or Sormiou, so do not forget your swimsuit ... and your hiking shoes. The three creeks can be made in a single and rather long hike. But they can also be visited individually on three short hikes.
Close to the big metropolis and yet separated from it by a green belt, Allauch is a typical Provençal village, still preserved. It has an active policy of enhancing its traditional character. And enjoys 230m of altitude of an exceptional situation in amphitheater on the Roads of Marseille. Besides, its sublime panoramas attract many painters and sweet dreamers. We will walk through the narrow streets of the village and its flights of stairs leading up to a promontory where Notre-Dame du Château is proudly standing. Soul of the village, this chapel rhythms the religious calendar by the many festivals that take place there. Then emboldened by this first climb, we will continue our walk discovering the many hidden treasures of its embalmed hills. On your return, if you wish, we will settle on the terrace of the Moulin Bleu, an institution allaudienne. We will taste, accompanied by the gentle lapping of its fountain, nougats, toothbrushes and sucks-honey of the soil. Think about putting on your shoes properly, because after the visit of the village, it is a hike that I propose.
Just north of Marseille, just beyond l'Estaque, the Nerthe, a massive low-lying coastline, extends its wild garrigue over large areas. Its plateaux cut in deep valleys often end abruptly on an intense blue sea. I propose you to discover this environment very nature. Between l'Estaque and Carry and during 3 difficult walks, we will travel the eastern part of this coast, which I consider a little like my garden, to have spent all the summers of my childhood. What strikes and attracts at the same time from these shores is their wild, often sparsely populated, their raw and intimate beauty. The coastal path that we take is punctuated by multiple creeks with translucent waters, creeks with white pebbles and tiny fishing harbors. Time seems to have stopped there, nothing has changed since I was a minot. To bring us back to the point of departure we can either take a charming little coastal train or, through the interior and by solitary paths, immerse ourselves in high garrigues and their deep, sweet and sour smells. Obviously, a few terraces of cafes, flooded with sun or shaded trellis will welcome us, and I will then initiate you to the refreshing Moorish. Good walking shoes required and jersey advised :) Hiking 1: From Corbières to La Vesse Hiking 2: From Niolon to Méjean Hiking 3: From Mejean to Rouet
I will have at heart on this circuit in the bowels of the oldest district of Marseille to make you discover the matter that forged for more than two millennia the Phocean soul. From the ancient Greek agora to the brand new and flamboyant Hotel Dieu, we will have the choice to dwell on this or that period of the history of Marseille, on this or that monument. But what will most charm you most, it is, while strolling the nose in the air and the smile to the lips, yes it is to have the feeling of losing you in a maze of narrow lanes and d Stairs, climbing up to one of the three hills of the neighborhood. When the linen dries on the raised ropes, there is a perfume of Naples floating here; A perfume of Algiers the white, or of Bastia the shadowy, when by some gap one sees, flooded with light, the Old Port and the Good Mother. Centuries of successive immigration have shaped Marseille and this district was its microcosm. Today, at the Panier, the sailors, the underworld and the unhealthiness have left the place and the quarter has been rehabilitated for twenty years. He has not, however, lost all his soul. So listen, I'll tell you where we're going to taste the best ice cream in Marseille, where we can enjoy a 100% sardine aperitif. I will also guide you to the bar that inspired Roland Marci's and will introduce you to pétanque. Unless you prefer to taste the air of time in the quiet of the mills square or let yourself be charmed by one of the many galleries of artists.
A beautiful urban hike of 11kms in loop for a drop of + 560 / -560m. The circuit that I propose you will allow us to better know the villages located in the confines of the 6, 7 and 8th arrondissements of Marseille. An exploration in the bowels of these little known districts. We will walk sometimes balcony, admiring panoramas renewed on the harbor of Marseille, north towards the Blue Coast and south towards the massif of the Calanques; And sometimes in the hollows of secret valleys, which will be crossed by flights of interminable staircases. For this we will cross the "white hill" from Castellane to Palm Beach. So get on well and sharpen your calves! Some stories of the forgotten times will punctuate our walk. In others, the story of an amateur accéier of rockeries and that of a baritone godfather in spite of himself a beach.
As an index that would indicate the path of freedom, the peninsula of Morgiou rushes wildly out to sea. We will go all the way to the end of this land tongue, dream at leisure in front of the immensity of the waves. This beautiful hike of 15km and 810m of positive and negative elevation, in the heart of the National Park of the Calanques, will allow us to discover, by sometimes steep paths and for some little known, the small harbors of Morgiou and Sormiou wisely huddled at the bottom of Their creek. We will pace the peninsula of Morgiou, sometimes by its ridges, beaten by the winds, sometimes by its valleys, suddenly calm, and invaded in winter by the heaths in flower. Some testimonies of the past, which we know not how, we shall learn that these places were formerly the theater of bitter naval battles. Several passes will be pleased to pull the hocks, but we will never climb to more than 300m of altitude. A hike that I average coast + for which it will be necessary to be a hiker rather enduring.
Just north of Marseille, just beyond l'Estaque, the Nerthe, a massive low-lying coastline, extends its wild garrigue over large areas. Its plateaux cut in deep valleys often end abruptly on an intense blue sea. I propose you to discover this environment very nature. We will go over the most eastern part of this coast, which I consider a little like my garden, to have spent all the summers of my childhood. Time seems to have stopped there, nothing has changed since I was a minot. What strikes and attracts at the same time from these shores is their wild, often sparsely populated, their raw and intimate beauty. The coastal path that we will take (and which follows a picturesque half-subterranean railroad) is punctuated by several creeks with translucent waters, a creek with white pebbles and a tiny fishing port. The return by the land will give us the opportunity to approach the remains of a fort of the end of the 19th century and immerse yourself in the heart of silent garrigues. The hike presents little difficulty, if not 2 small passes of mini de-escalation. The distance and the difference in altitude are moderate: 8.77 km and + 457 / -457m.
A fairly easy hike (distance and very moderate drop) of four hours (breaks included) in the heart of the National Park of the Calanques. It is aimed at hikers who already have a small experience as much as the curious of new itineraries that finally, those who, within a few hours, will need to satisfy a furious desire for air from the open sea. This hike will take us along the coastal path to the calanque of Marseilleveyre, haven of tranquility at the dead season. Then we will enter the land by the great Malvallon, continue by the Col de la Galinette and the valley of the Mounine to reach the bottom of the cliffs of Roc St-Michel and the Rock of Goudes. Two limestone giants, guardians of the villages of Callelongue and Goudes. We picnic on the balcony of the Archipelago to take full eyes, before descending to the small port of Callelongue by the old semaphore. 6.5km for a vertical drop of + 350 / -350m. NB: Be careful a fairly easy hike does not mean that you do not have to have a minimum taste of effort, do not be a minimum fit and do not expect to approach a few slippery passages or a little aerial .
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Self-taught, passionate about nature and history, curious about everything, loving to share and exchange, I live in Marseille since 46 years.
I love the little stories at the heart of the great and the garrigues which exude their aromas in the summer. I love the old stones that tell, and spices redolent with the cuisines of the south. I love the intense blue of the sea and the sky like no other. I love the incredible brewing's multi-ethnic population and its strong identity, however. And then the shaded terraces of the trellises where tasting the sea air, sipping a chilled rosé. What I love is there, and Marseille is a bit of everything.
I walk up and down its streets since childhood with an insatiable curiosity. Its streets, but also the trails of the hills so close. Humant with bliss smells deep "farigoule" and cade of massive wraparound Marseille, Garlaban, Nerthe or Creeks. Cherishing the happiness to find me so quickly at the heart of exceptional landscapes in a preserved nature. I like to always share with my friends, my family, the love I have of the nature offered at the gates of Marseille, but also of the city itself. Also not a weekend goes by that I am outside. Accompanying them on foot, by hill and dale. And it is always this mixture of curiosity and need of sharing that lead me to understand and communicate on a street, an anecdote, an unusual place, on a creek, a source or a path forgotten. To understand yes, but also to let me invade by the happiness to observe, to contemplate and even harder to pass on this happiness.
Obviously my curiosity is not confined to my city and I love to travel, in France or further. Always attentive to the other, trying to grasp the soul. Meet, share there are always the watchwords. But not only, observe, meditate on the landscapes and the men who inhabit appears to me to be beneficial and salutary.
Also today I decided to share my knowledge and my experiences with the greatest number of people. Whether you are attracted to the iconic sites of the city or by its secret gardens, I will be your guide. So do not hesitate any more, with good humor and simplicity, I'll show you how my city is beautiful, how much she is amazing and rich, and its history bi-millennium and the diversity of its moods. And you will divulge, so close to the centre of the city and again, this is an asset for Marseille, all the charm of his nature.
Of course, the suggested routes below are not locked and can adapt to a tight schedule, your desires, suggestions or needs, or any other discovery that you would like to do not included in my circuits.
One last thing, take the time to take a look at the gallery of images : this are only the photos I've taken during my walks citadines or my hiking in nature and not ad photos lambda. They will make you want I hope to discover Marseille on the street side and/or side garden.
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Anne

très belle balade urbaine, des découvertes très chouettes et des explications historiques plaisantes avec un connaisseur . de jolies photos et des randonneurs tout autant sympa que notre guide . pour information il faut avoir de bons genoux et surtout du souffle ! sans etre tres entrainée j'y suis arrivée ! Merci Patrick

4 months ago

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Christine

Super rando, ambiance au top et notre guide toujours sympa !!!

4 months ago

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Malika

Superbe balade mais qui c'est avérée un peu difficile pour moi car j'ai 59 ans et il y avait une majorité de personnes de 25 à 30 ans donc le rythme de la marche a été soutenu un peu trop rapide pour moi dans l'escalade ....autant pour une rando urbaine le mélange des âges n'a aucune importance autant pour une rando avec des dénivelés importants la chose devient difficile.......J'ai été à la traîne tout le long mais je garde un bon souvenir compte tenue de l'ambiance et de la convivialité du groupe !!!

5 months ago

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Chris

Superbe balade avec un guide 3 étoiles!

5 months ago

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Katharina

Super!

5 months ago

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Mireille

Une très belle randonnée dans nos calanques. Avec Patrick c'est découvrir de nouveaux chemins et surtout découvrir l'histoire de notre ville. Ce sont toujours des moments très agréables.

5 months ago

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Danièle

Very friendly guide great day

6 months ago

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Joël

Guide professionnel et sympathique. Dommage que le niveau du guide soit supérieur à cariboo (deux guides n'ont même pas repondus) et un mail à attendu 2 jours pour avoir une réponse de votre service client. Soyez aussi sérieux que ce guide sinon l'expérience d'airbnb va vous couler. Mais bon je présume que vous avez tous vu tout fait et que ce commentaire ne changera rien

6 months ago

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Angelina

Super ballade et groupe très sympathique

6 months ago

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Fabienne

Très contente de cette rando. Je suis une habituée des randos de Patrick. Il nous fait toujours découvrir des coins magnifiques. Vivement la prochaine!

6 months ago

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