Les Goudes

A village in the Calanques

© P. Richaud
Photographie ancienne des Goudes © collection Raveux et Daumalin
Les Goudes par le peintre Joseph Inguimberty
"It's like arriving in a natural harbour in Asia Minor," wrote Bouyala d’Arnaud, author and journalist. Only accessible by sea shuttle, minibus, or bike, this isolated district of Marseille is like a lively village with outstanding natural heritage that requires protection.


Getting here and regulations

Before heading out to visit the Calanques National Park, make sure you are prepared and read about good conduct and regulations here.

The hamlet is open to visitors all year round. The surrounding hills are also open to visitors, except when closed due to fire danger. Do not try to enter military constructions which may be dangerous.

The two small beaches, Les Goudes and La Maronaise, are not lifeguarded and are overcrowded in summer. Only swim from the rocks when the sea is calm and please be very careful. Consult the page about beaches and swimming for more information.


Getting here

RTM Bus no.19 – direction Madrague de Montredon to the terminus, then 20 – direction Callelongue, Les Goudes stop.

In peak season, RTM sea shuttles operate between Les Goudes Vieux-Port via La Pointe Rouge.

The road south of Marseille is often congested with severe traffic jams at peak hours and weekends, particularly during summer, and sometimes as far as La Pointe Rouge. The village is very congested by motorised vehicles. Avoid driving during peak hours and take public transport or cycle.




GPS coordinates: 43.215723, 5.345779