Les Goudes

If you follow the Corniche as far as you can along the sea, you come to a place called Les Goodes.  It is here that the road ends east of Marseille, in this little fishing village on the sea where the urban sprawl cedes to the natural landscape.  Mountains rise up behind the village and there are many paths for hiking.  It’s easy to forget the bustle of the city walking in these hills that are just a few kilometers from the city center, but a world apart.

 

We went out there to explore yesterday afternoon, meandering up one of the trails that led to a cave in the rock face, a few hundred feet up from the sea.  We stayed until the sun was low in the sky, before heading back down to the civilization that awaited us below.