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Address: 13260 Cassis, France
Phone Number: 0892390103
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Beautiful and Challenging Hike!

Our group of 4 stayed in Cassis and hiked the Calanques. The scenery was breathtaking along the coast featuring magnificent rock formations, bright blue waters dotted with sail... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Our group of 4 stayed in Cassis and hiked the Calanques. The scenery was breathtaking along the coast featuring magnificent rock formations, bright blue waters dotted with sail boats and yachts. The hike was steep and challenging in some parts, many areas with slippery smooth rocks, so be sure to wear appropriate hiking shoes. There are areas where you can... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

You have an option of going via kayak, seaboat or taking the hike. We opted for the hike as we wanted to relax there and the kayak place was closed. Try get there early if you want to find a spot on the beach but the views are simply amazing! The hike is quite hectic but worth it in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

This spot was a little hard to find, but once we did we were rewarded. The Calanques refers to a coastline of rock formations, but to reach the pirate cove-like beach (Calanque D'en Vau) in all the photos, you must find the dirt/gravel road that drops off the D559, park half way down, and hike an hour to an hour... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

What a beautiful place to visit! I was in Marseille for 3 days and, at a recommendation from one of the TA reviewers, took a bus from Marseille Metro Castellane (two stops away from Vieux-Port) to Cassis. Tickets are sold by the driver on the bus (one way and return tickets). After 40 minutes of driving on sometimes winding mountain... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Although it was very windy, I'm so glad we stopped here on our way from Lyon to Marseille. The views are absolutely breathtaking. Tip: wear good close-toed shoes when you go, as it is a bit rocky.

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Miami
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

A boat ride to the Calanques must not be missed. Have visited this area many times and taken all the different boat rides. Whether you take the 3 or 6 Calanques boat ride, the beauty of the coastline is best seen by boat. Great way to spend a morning or afternoon.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Very scenic. Due to weather we only saw 3 Clanques. You have the options of 3, 5 or 8. Would recommend 5 or 8 if weather permits.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

While it isn't the fiords in Norway; it was still an excellent place to visit and hike. We stayed in La Ciotat and had planned to take the train in. However; we had a rental car one day and decided at the last minute to utilize it and park in Cassis and hike. We parked close to Best Western 4:30... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

A fired of mine lives in Marseilles and own a large zodiac boat. He took me around the coast to scuba dive and follow the rocks of the Calanques. It is a beautiful area; it must be very interesting to do the same journey walking on the rocks.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Hiking up and down and alongside the calanques is a beautiful experience. I would recommend taking bathing suits since we came across some nice beaches in the calanques.

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