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Route des Cretes La Ciotat Cassis

Address: 13260, France
Phone Number: 0892390103
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Ranked #33 of 1,328 Activities in Provence
Type: Scenic Drives, Outdoor Activities, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Scenic Drives, Outdoor Activities, Sights & Landmarks
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Brasov
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We took this road as we headed towards one of the beach from Cassis; basically it's a narrow road that allows you to enjoy some really beautiful landscapes. Don't speed up, there are cyclists, motorcycles, curves with a low visibility and of course the landscape. You can find from place to place some parking spaces where you can stop and... More 

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Switzerland
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

A beautiful way from Ciotat to Cassis. Driving on a tortious road paralleling a Mediterranean shore cliffs exposing wild landscape of white and red rocks covered with green shore plants is a magic. We were there during a sunset time that added to the trip a romantic dimension. It can be chilly, so be prepared, also have sunglasses as a... More 

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38 reviews 38 reviews
37 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We started from Cassis to Ciotat. The first few stops are the most interesting. So you can see Cassis from better views than Ciotat.

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Berlin, Germany
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53 reviews 53 reviews
4 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

There are not words to describe the incredible views this 6 mile road between Cassis and La Ciotat offers, it is absolutely spectacular. An experience of a lifetime with stunning rock formations on one side, and unbelievably beautiful views and colors on the other.

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North York Moors National Park, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We had the good luck to visit Cassis on a beautiful sunny day after the mistral had calmed down. stunning views of Cassis, the coast in all directions and the mountains to the north. for me this was easily the best part of the visit including a boat trip to the Callanques and a stroll through the old town and... More 

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Vancouver, Washington
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78 reviews 78 reviews
33 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We took the Route de Cretes when leaving Cassis. Luckily the mistral wind was not blowing and the road was open. The views over Cassis and on the other side toward La Ciotat are amazing! We stopped many times to take it all in. I wish we would have had enough time to walk along one of the many trails.

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Toronto, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

I have done the most scenic beautiful views from La Ciotat to Cassis on my way to Saint Tropez I could not resist to stop on the road many times You can have beautiful views of Calanques both sides of Cassis and near by La Ciotat I also stopped and walked for a while one of the trails the views... More 

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sao paulo, brazil
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183 reviews 183 reviews
30 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

This road leads up the mountains overlooking Cassis. Absolutely breathtaking scennery from the seashore and cities. Not to be missed.

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Nice, France
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

I am amazed we had never heard of this road before arriving in Cassis. The views are absolutely stunning - even the kids didn't object to stopping for photos every 100m!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
16 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

We happened upon this as we drove south from a vacation rental in Avignon and what a surprise. Has to be one of the most beautiful drives in the world! It's on all the lists of top drives in the Mediterranean.

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