For a long time considered as a lookout at the entrance of the Marseilles roadstead, Carry-Le-Rouet signalled the arrival of ships from the Gulf of Lion and Fos-sur-Mer. As early as the end of the 19th century, rich merchants from Marseille chose this small fishing port to stay there in the summer, appreciating the mild climate, the bay is indeed protected from the Mistral wind. Later, in the 1930s, other privileged people built beautiful villas there. The actor Fernandel set up his family home (l'Oustaou de la Mar), which overlooks the port.

Today, Carry is nicknamed the "Pearl of the Blue Coast" (it is part of the Great Blue Coast Trail). This family seaside resort is located between Marseille, Martigues and the Etang de Berre and has 6,400 inhabitants. A population that increases considerably when the fine weather arrives, attracting tourists thanks to its coves and beaches, water activities for sportsmen, sea urchins for gourmets. Since 2019, the commune has been awarded the label "classified tourist resort".

Smart tip: take the TER train from Saint-Charles station and travel on the Marseille-Miramas line. It passes through all the small stations of the Côte Bleue and serves Carry in half an hour. Breathtaking views will be offered to you all along the way. However, be careful about the time of the return trip: the last trains leave around 6.30 pm in the direction of Marseille.

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