How do I get to Calanques from Cassis?

How do I get to Calanques from Cassis?

To get to the Calanques from Cassis, you can walk directly from the village to the first calanque, Port Miou. Or you can drive to Parking de la Presqu’île and start the hike from there.

What is Calanques?

The Calanques are a series of rocky cliffs and bays between the city of Marseille and the town of Cassis, in the south of France. They’re essentially inlets that have been formed in the limestone cliffs, leaving behind a series of beautiful little bays.

Where is Les Calanques de Cassis Provence?

Towering above the Mediterranean coast of France are les Calanques de Cassis. These three calanques are the deepest, and arguably the most impressive of the Calanques National Park.

How long is the Calanques hike?

The National Park of Calanques is itself a paradise for experienced hikers. It’s terrain makes that a hike of 4km can take even more than 2 hours due to the difficulty of the path, elevation gained and the exposed areas.

Can you swim in the Calanques?

Hiking Calanques National Park The hike leads into the coastal national park with two stunning ocean inlets that you can swim in, Calaque de Port Pin and Calanque d’En Vau.

Can you drive to Calanques?

Calanque de Port-Miou is at the beginning of the hiking trial, you will need a car to get here. Parking is limited so I recommend avoiding weekends where possible and arriving before 10am. You can’t drive down to the very entrance of the hike as this road is for locals only.

How do I see Les Calanques?

By far the easiest way to see the calanques if you are based in Marseille and are short of time, is to take a guided tour by minibus and boat, or alternatively by catamaran. Or you can visit the calanques individually under your own steam.

How do you get to Cassis France?

Cassis can be accessed via the East or West via the A50 motorway. This is generally the quickest option, but note that it’s also a toll road. If you’re looking for a more scenic route, take the Col de la Gineste from Marseille or the Corniche des Crêtes from La Ciotat.

Can you swim in Cassis?

Cassis is the gateway to the Calanques, where numerous spots await you for a swim in clear water. The Calanque de Port-Miou is home to a natural harbor where sailboats and pleasure boats anchor. It is possible to swim there, from the small beach nestling at the bottom of the rocky inlet or from the rocks and pontoons.