Usually taken by tourists, the Frioul islands remain the landmark of Phocaeans for a few more days. On this Pentecost weekend, the inhabitants of the Marseille region are enjoying the good weather on this small archipelago not far from the port. Europe 1 followed them on Saturday.
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"A real little vacation: relax on the terrace overlooking the harbor!" Sporting shorts and soccer jerseys on the boarding platform, Alexandre and Jérémie, two students from Salon-de-Provence, are waiting for their boat with four big bags at their feet. "There are not many clothes inside," laughs one of them. "There is everything you need: the cooler, the crisps, the chipos."
"You have to take advantage of it before it's the rush"
While the containment measures drop a little, the wait is shorter than usual, even though the shuttle rotations are minimal. The few people on deck have an enticing program to say the least: "I love being on a towel and I bought a 4G key to use the internet a bit and watch a western if the weather gets a little bad" , launches Armand who presents himself as "Monsieur bronzette".
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The influx of tourists is not for now. "You have to take advantage of it before it's the rush," exclaims Christelle, who came to seek a little peace for two days. "We are going to swim when we arrive, in a cove far away so that there are not too many people." The Frioul Islands are most certainly experiencing their last days of calm before the tidal wave.