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Calanche Cliffs

Corsica, France
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Ranked #1 of 138 attractions in Corsica
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Description: These gorgeous red cliffs tower over the Mediterranean.
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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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64 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
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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London, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

Like nature-created sculptures. Fantastic, moderate-difficulty walks. If you visit in the summer months do take lots of water and try to avoid midday heat. Stones might get slippery when it's raining and I would think it is easy to get lost in a storm...

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Harrogate
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

All the reviews are quite right.The Calanche Cliffs are absolutely amazing! You can see them either by boat or you can take a leisurely drive "through" them.There are plenty of places to park up & take a million photographes.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

This area is absolutely stunning! The cliffs on both sides are beautiful in very different ways. Recommend to be seen at the sunset!

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Calgary, Canada
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73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

The Calanques de Piana are a Unesco World Heritage Site which is part of the Regional Park of Corsica near the Scandola Peninsula. North of Ajjacio, a must see if you go to Corsica. Amazing red rock formations set against the rugged coastline.

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Angers, France
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4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

Simply stunning drive past the Calanches de Piana, just watch out for the coaches and the camping cars!

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

Very limited space for parking alongside the road, but try and enjoy the breathtaking views of coloured rocks, especially in the late afternoon sun. I was there for the second time also in the morning, but the light and effects were much lower.

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

Feels like you are in Arizona the color of the mountains are red,the road is small and parking is hard to find in the summer..And then their is cargese which has nice beaches and town,Very beautifull...corsica is a special place...The corsican language is a 17century tuscan italian that has not changed,it is remarkable!!

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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
19 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

Its hard to find parking but totally worth it. Really very dramatic cliffs, their color is extraordinary and the views are spectacular.

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