Where to picnic in Marseille

To get a full dose of sunlight and make the most of summer, here are 4 spots in and around Marseille to enjoy an improvised lunch in small groups and, most importantly, in the great outdoors.


The charm of Campagne Pastré

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For anyone longing for an immersion in nature, head to the Campagne Pastré. A green oasis in the south of Marseille with 112 hectares to explore. Perfect for family outings, as often as you like.

55 Avenue de Montredon, 13008 Marseille


The calanque of Goudes

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Want to go to the beach? Spend a day at Les Goudes, where you can split your time between dipping in the sea and enjoying a bite to eat, from strolling along the traditional port to marvelling at the calanque of Saména. A little jewel where you can almost have a meal with your feet in the water and sip a last lemon soda at 7 p.m.

Les Goudes, 13008 Marseille


The all-in-one option at the Parc du Mugel

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A beach? A botanical park? A cliff? A bamboo garden? There’s something for everyone at the Parc du Mugel, where you can take a break in the sun. Improvised sandwiches and oil-doused olives have never tasted better.

Calanque du Mugel, 13600 La Ciotat


The woods of the Valley of Saint-Pons in Gémenos

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A few kilometres away from Marseille, the forest of Saint-Pons is a veritable showcase of wild nature. An ideal place to set down your blanket and ice chest and savour a picnic in the shade of the trees, followed by a relaxing stroll to walk off your meal.

9-1 Boulevard des Alliés, 13420 Gémenos

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