The Calanques

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The Calanques of Marseille

Between Marseille and Cassis, the Calanques massif offers a succession of white limestone cliffs plunging into the turquoise waters of the sea. The site is wild and beautiful colors. It is one of the most remarkable sights of France and a major area of natural resources. With 158'100 hectares, the Calanques of Marseille are the first land of Europe and marine park. Only two other national parks of this scale exist in the world (Cape Town, South Africa) and Sydney, Australia.

The main creeks

The creeks are located on the communal territories of Marseille essentially and Cassis. The massif attracts year-round visitors and hikers through the vast selection of trails hung between the sea and the tortuous reliefs. Renowned for their beauty, the calanques of En-Vau, Morgiou, Sugiton and Sormiou are absolutely to discover. Some of which are hard to reach, the boat is the best way to admire them. For the more energetic, the solid mass of the creeks and forest offer of beautiful hiking trails leading to the calanques.

The visit of the creeks in boat

Visit the calanques by boat is an excellent way to discover the calanques, especially if one cannot devote more than a day. Departures to visit the calanques are mainly from Cassis and the old Port of Marseilles.
Cruises Marseille Calanques - 1 Canebière, 13001 Marseille - Tel. 33 (0) 4 91 58 50 58.

The routes passing through this place

Useful information :

Address :
13009 Marseille

Good to know :
National park the Calanques Park Valad - Impasse Paradou, 13009 Marseille Tel. 33 (0) 4 91 72 65 73

Free of charge. Guided tour.

Where to stay:

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