Orientation & Geography

Europe, France, Bouches-du-Rhône

L'Estaque is a small French fishing village just west of Marseille. Administratively, it belongs to the commune of Marseille. Many artists of the Impressionist and Post-Impressionist periods visited or resided there or in the surrounding area. Many of them painted scenes of the village, the road leading to the village, and the view of the Bay from the village. Notably, Paul Cézanne painted many views of the water from his room in L'Estaque, showing the changing seasons, the shifting light of day, and the changes in the village itself over time.