Discover The Calanques from Marseille to Cassis France

The limestone cliffs and turquoise waters of the Calanques stretch over 11 mi from Marseilles to Cassis. The site is extremely picturesque, and the 'calanques' massif is a paradise for hikers, climbers and sailing enthusiasts alike.
Its beaches and small typical ports, including that of Morgiou with its fishing huts and colourful boats, are a delight for photographers. To quote a line from a Maurice Guillaume poem, who devoted much work to this subject: 'Une calanque, c'est un peu de mer qui chante ou qui rêve et sommeille au creux d'un ancien val...'. ('A calanque is a bit of sea that sings or dreams as it slumbers in the hollow of a former valley...').

  • View of the coves, The Calanques from Marseille to Cassis, Coasts, Cassis, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
    View of the coves

    From Marseille to Cassis, the coves offer spectacular views of the Mediterranean coastline.

    © Borges Samuel / 123RF
  • The coves of Marseille, The Calanques from Marseille to Cassis, Coasts, Cassis, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
    The coves of Marseille

    Just south of Marseille you'll find some of the most beautiful coves behind the Marseilleveyre mountain range.

    © Florent Reclus / age fotostock
  • Port Miou, The Calanques from Marseille to Cassis, Coasts, Cassis, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
    Port Miou

    This little marina is easily accessible on foot from the village of Cassis.

    © Gael FONTAINE / 123RF
  • View from the Route des Crètes, The Calanques from Marseille to Cassis, Coasts, Cassis, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
    View from the Route des Crètes

    The road from Cassis to La Ciotat provides some great opportunities to take in the impressive views.

    © Borges Samuel / 123RF
  • The coves are a listed site, The Calanques from Marseille to Cassis, Coasts, Cassis, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
    The coves are a listed site

    With their turquoise water, little creeks, and cliffs, the coves really are a little piece of paradise.

    © Borges Samuel / 123RF
  • Coves and creeks, The Calanques from Marseille to Cassis, Coasts, Cassis, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
    Coves and creeks

    You'll no doubt find it hard to resist going for a well-deserved dip in the warm Mediterranean water after a good stroll.

    © Béatrice PREVE / 123RF
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