Jarre and Jarron
Jarre and Jarron islands are located in the Riou archipelago, at the south of the massif de Marseilleveyre. While they appear to be a one and only island, the two islands are in fact separated by a one meter sound. Jarron (west) and Jarre (East) are facing the calanques de la Mounine and Marseilleveyre. As for their neighbor Calseraigne island, for a long time they were used to stock risky merchandise in transit to Marseille. The boats and the crew members were going to the anse de Pomègues.
In the North West of Jarron Island, there is the wreck of the Grand Saint Antoine, lying 10 meters down. This merchant vessel was coming back from Syria with fabric, and managed to avoid the quarantine thanks to political manipulations. In this way, the Plague got into Marseille in the summer of 1720. The epidemic infected all Provence until 1723 and killed half of the people in Marseille. In September of the same year, the vessel was sunk there then burnt, and its dying crew left on the island.
- You can also get to Jarre Island with private boat excursions, more info here