Departure : Tourist Office
Duration : 3h00
Difficulty : 2/4
Suggestion : Start off the hike around 10:00 am for a lunch break in one of the restaurants of the Plage du Débarquement
Follow the blue markings. At the roundabout of La Croix, in front of the Tourist Office, take the pedestrian underpass. Cross the street and turn right in order to take Boulevard Tabarin towards Tabarin - Vergeron - Gigaro. Stay on the left sidewalk. Take the first street on your left, Boulevard des Villas. Discover the 19th and 20th Century villas : “La Roseraie”, with its flat roof, “Saint Joseph” built in 1917, “Le Manoir” built in 1914, “La Grande Clarté” built in 1900, “Andalousie” with its varnished tiles and its garden, “Villa Les Bruyères”, which used to be the school and where nowadays, the activities of the MJC (Maison des Jeunes et de la Culture - House of the Youth and the Culture) take place. Just before the bridge, turn right. At the intersection, follow the pedestrian lane on your left.
Once at the pedestrian crossing, cross the street and turn right. After the bus stop, take the second street on your left Allée de la Bouillabaisse. Right before the holiday residence VVL Vitry, take the path on your left.
From now on, follow the yellow markings and the signs Sentier du Littoral.
Climb the first stairs on your left. Creeks, rocky points, beaches and cliffs succeed each other.
First, go past the Plage du Vergeron, former citrus plantation. Further on, overhanging the Plage de Sylvabelle is the “Villa Couadan” : this villa is recognizable and would have been built in 1914 for Sarah Bernhardt. You have arrived Plage d’Héraclée. The name suggests the Greek migrators who traded with the inhabitants. At the end of the beach, turn left and take Impasse d’Héraclée.
From this point forward, follow the blue markings. At the end of the road, turn left Boulevard du Littoral. Walk alongside the vineyards, stay on the left sidewalk. Go past Rond Point de Sylvabelle. You can observe the old sanatorium and aerium of Sylvabelle on your right behind you. At the next intersection, turn right Boulevard Tabarin. To head back to the village, take the same path you came. Look up on your right to see the “Villa des Pères du Saint Esprit”, used as a daymark (landmark for the sailors).