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Calanche Cliffs

Corsica, France
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Ranked #2 of 170 attractions in Corsica
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Description: These gorgeous red cliffs tower over the Mediterranean.
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New York City, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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87 reviews 87 reviews
38 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Monguelfo-Tesido, Italy
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

These amazing red rockformations are incredible to watch, the road is tiny, especially when you come across busses. Nice drive, quite an adventure. Piana is worth a visit, very nice town.

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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148 reviews 148 reviews
64 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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143 reviews 143 reviews
23 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 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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