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Calanques

Cassis, France
04 91 72 65 73
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Ranked #1 of 20 Attractions in Cassis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

We took the 5 Calanques boat trip. We had read about the Calanques but that did not prepare us for the magnificence of them. The boat trip takes you up close and these are amazing to see. The guide spoke French but they had a handout in English so we were able to learn the main information. Best seats for... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

I'm always leery of tourist traps, and time was short so last time I was here, I hesitated about going on a boat tour. Upon my return I read about the Calanques and was so sorry I hadn't seen them up close. This time I was in Cassis, I booked a boat trip. Wonderful! Sea was a bit rough so... More

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

The Calanques are in a French national park and are a spectacular site to visit. The Calanques are a huge gorge cut into the land from the sea. The gorges are long and you will have to do plenty of walking to walk around them, but its worth it. Pack your swimming gear and afer walking around teh first Calanque... More

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Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We booked the 5 Calanques boat excursion but i wish we`d booked the longer one .The scenery and boat trip was excellent. Go to your boat earlier than departure to guarantee good seats, if you can go on the top deck no English commentary but would still highly recommend.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

The boat trips (of varying duration) from the harbour front will take you to view the many spectacular Calangue inlets. If you are a hiker there are hiking trails you can take.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We did the 65 minute boat trip at midday to 5 Calanques (price 19 euros pp which I think is reasonable value compared with many attractions in France); the cliff colours and scenery with pines growing amongst the rocks are interesting, pretty similar to the Tremiti Islands in Southern Italy; I think 5 Calanques is probably enough to visit (they... More

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London,Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Unlike any other coastline ever seen before. Dramatic limestone cliffs and little hidden-away beaches.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We went to the Cassis and Marseilles calanques at the beginning of October and the weather was glorious. I was surprised how beautiful and unspoilt the calanques and surrounding area was. Peaceful, rugged scenery and just a few walkers on the well marked paths.

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Carbondale, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We came to Cassis just to see the Calanques and are very glad we did. We rented a small boat in the harbor for 100 Euros for 4 hours. Get out early as it gets windy and a bit rough. Make your way through all the Calanques and swim in #4. Bring a snack. We were back by noon and... More

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Omaha
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Great boat tour to view the stunning Calanques, viewed 3. A wonderful way to see the coastline of Cassis.

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