L'Estaque is a small fishing hamlet northwest of Marseille and practically unheard of to those not from these parts. The village's biggest claim to fame(apart from Robert Guédiguian's films) is the profound influence it had on Cézanne and Renoir. Cézanne and his mistress lived on Place Maleterre and created a lot of his work in L'Estaque. Even if one isn't into art, it's great to wander around comparing his paintings with the actual sites at which they were painted. Famous for its Chichi frégi and panisses, one can sample these delicacies at the cafés by the sea and enjoy nature at its best without battling through crowds or having to pay through your nose. Take the autoroute D908 to head to this quaint little port.
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