Welcome to Carry-le-Rouet
Sleepy fishing port Carry-le-Rouet grew to a bustling settlement of several hundred after the arrival of the railway from Marseille. It is now defined more by pleasure-craft, holiday houses and seasonal bistros than the unglamorous drudgery of fishing. It has a château-turned-restaurant, swanky-looking yachts in the marina, and plenty of restaurants happy to trade on its reputation as one of the best places on earth to eat oursins – sea urchins. They can only be caught between September and April; fishing for them in summer, when they reproduce, is forbidden.
If this isn't to your taste, the hiking, diving and swimming around Carry is particularly good – it lies within the Parc Marin de la Côte Bleue, after all.