Voire fountain

Marseille's birthplace

In 600 BC, the Calanques were occupied by a Celtic-Ligurian tribe: the Segobriges. At the same time, Greeks from the city of Phocaea on the Aegean Sea, fled from Persian attacks. They withdrew to their Mediterranean trading posts, including in Lacydon calanques where the old port of Marseille is now located. The meeting between the Segobriges and Phocaeans is at the heart of the legend about the foundation of Marseille, in which Voire fountain played a key role.


Getting here and regulations

Before heading out to visit the Calanques National Park, make sure you are prepared and read about good conduct and regulations here.

The area is open to visitors all year round, except when closed due to fire danger.


Getting here

RTM bus no.23 - direction Beauvallon, Sormiou Jarre stop. At the roundabout to the right, take Boulevard Louis Pierotti then walk for about 20 minutes on the red-marked trail to Voire fountain.




GPS coordinates: 43.224642, 5.390682