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Calanche Cliffs

Corsica, France
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Ranked #1 of 195 Attractions in Corsica
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Description: These gorgeous red cliffs tower over the Mediterranean.
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San Francisco, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Just make sure you have small car - the highway is carved out of the hillside in some places, and be patient if you end up behind a bus (better to be behind one than meet one coming around the corner, those suckers swing w-i-d-e. Watch out for mountain goats, and if you have time stop for a snack in... More

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Turin, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

This really deserves a visit it is an amazing view and it is very easy to reach. We went there with my motorbike and we zigzagged thru coaches of tourists but it was worth anyway.

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Rome, Italy
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Breath taking views..... that magnificent combination of the red rocky mountains with the sea views was amazing.... we did the nice walk (tete de chien) that was really worth doing and would recommend it..... then finish your day at any of the beautiful beach of your choice in the area..... very nice west coast area of corsica...

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Luxembourg
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Driving there was quite an adventure for us. The road of tiny and full of serpentines but the views you see ther are worth any effort you need to take. this red cliffs are just incredible. Unforgettable impressions.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

After a beautiful drive, along the coast and serpentine roads in steep high mountains you finally reach Porto, where you get on a boat that will take you out to see these magnificant, amazing caves and pink cliffs. They come in all kind of shapes, and you get really stunned about how nature, wind and sea, work toghether to create... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Taking the tiny road just after Piana is an amazing journey, the view is absolutely stunning! If you continue along the road (to farther villages) you will maybe spot wild animals along the road. Way worth it.

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Virum
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Great variety of cliffs, colors, and the splendor of nature This should be seen from the sea, for example on one of the organized boat trips.

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

It was really impressive to walk around these surrealistic rocks. Watch out for the cars and even buses!

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Senior Contributor
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

France is a very rich country in terms of scenic landscapes, but here you'll find something that touches "the sublime", like the Romantics said in the 19th century. No wonder Maupassant was impressed by this stunning landscape. You can stay in the village of Piano for several days, enjoy the beach of Airone, making long walks in the Calanches, or... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

These cliffs are stupendous and the views from them AND of them are really special. You can drive along the road--there's only one road and there are some pull offs along the way. The road is very narrow, has hairpin turns, and should not be driven at night. From the road, you can access various trails (get a map from... More

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