Corbières garden is located in the 16th arrondissement of Marseille, at the limits of the Rove district. It was created at the same time as the famous Estaque beaches (from their real name, Plages de Corbières). You will be amazed by its vegetation, quite unusual in the area.streaming film Spider-Man: Homecoming 2017
The Jardin de Corbières was created by Marseille city at the end of the 70’s. The city’s desire was to give back an access to the sea to Marseille North population (who lost it with the port de l’Estaque construction).
With this project, the jardin de Corbières and its three plages beaches (Lave beach, Batterie and Fortin beaches) were created. The topography of the area is quite specific with the surrounding steep cliffs.
The reduced possibility to water the ground and the microclimate created by this particular environment encouraged the municipality to implement another type of vegetation (also typical of the Méditerranée) to the natural flora of this garden.
And the result is fantastic. Along with the usual Garrigue, Aleppo pines, tamarisk and lavender, lives a “tropical” flora with stone pines, eucalyptus, pink laurel, agaves and yuccas.
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The jardin de Corbières bears the vestige of l’Estaque industrial port activities: a small fort from the 19th Century, viaduct on which the railway has been built, the tunnel du Rove or the old dyke.
L’Estaque is one of Marseille most emblematic quarters. A stone throw from the park is the Fondation Monticelli, we advise you to visit this beautiful museum. Enjoy a walk in this area that inspired famous painters like Paul Cézanne, Auguste Renoir or George Braque. This spot also offers the best chichis frégi and panisses of the town.
At the bottom, you will find the Estaque beaches and their facilities
Route du Rove, 13016 Marseille
HOW TO GET TO CORBIÈRES GARDEN?
- Plages des Corbières stop (line 35S)