Summer Travel

Memories of Martigues

visit provence by the river

colourful boats on the canal in marseille south of france holiday

colourful houses in france

provence holiday home colourful shutters

travel to Provence in the south of france

al fresco restaurant in provence france

beautiful holiday homes in provence

palm trees and plants in a pretty restaurant in provence

Carry beach in provence visit france sea lighthouse

red hair in the wind girl by the beach

carry beach south of france provence

celine french blogger in print playsuit

 Little Voyage by the Sea

I came to Provence, super excited to visit Europe’s capital of culture, Marseille, but left completely charmed not by France’s second largest city with it’s impressive new developments, but by the sweet little neighbouring town of Martigues where la Bloggeuse française Celine resides with her charmingly welcoming family.

I’m sure you can see why. The small fishing town, which boasts the title of ‘Town with the largest pond in Europe’ is adorably Provencale with rows of houses with those iconic pastel shutters and bobbing little boats nestled up together in the Mirior aux Oiseaux (the most picturesque spot where I am definitely going for dinner next time!)

Celine and I crammed all we could into the 4 boiling hot days that I was there. A road trip to scattered towns along the coast like Carry were perfect for cliff path ambles and a proper barbeque of Merguez sausages and rose wine were a highlight. A proper taste of French life. I could have gotten used to it!

quay side martigues, provence

celine bon baisers d'allieurs at home

snack of rose and nuts in provence

margese sausages on a barbeque in the summer

at home in marseille

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If you like the look of Martigues, you’ll love Aix-en-Provence where I shot a fun, fresh outfit – go take a peep!

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  • Céline August 17, 2013 at 7:42 PM

    Martigues never looked so beautiful !! xx

  • tora August 17, 2013 at 4:12 PM

    gorgeous photos 🙂

    Tora || http://www.torabaker.co.uk

  • Maria August 16, 2013 at 12:37 PM

    This looks lovely and so colourful!

    Maria xxx

  • Cécile August 16, 2013 at 8:29 AM

    Woua ça a l’air vraiment splendide! Je connais très mal le sud de la France, mais la ça donne envie de le découvrir! Tes photos sont sublimes et j’adore la robe colorée <3

    Bisous 😉

    Cécile

    http://www.maxcebycecilej.com

    • Lulu August 16, 2013 at 11:29 AM

      Merci Cecile! Moi aussi je ne conaissait pas le sud du tout sauf le Perigaux! haha
      Merci beaucoup, c’est tres gentille 🙂 <3 Bisous de Londres!

  • Katie August 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM

    It seems like you had fantastic time there <3 That kind of photos are the best memories you could ever had <3 !

  • Paprika August 15, 2013 at 4:15 PM

    I love the colour of the houses & also your clothes! Sounds like you’ve had a lovely timexx