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Calanques

Cassis, France
04 91 72 65 73
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Ranked #1 of 15 attractions in Cassis
Type: Geologic Formations
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Maine
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

I have hiked Cinque Terre in Italy before, so I was hoping for something similar. It wasn't exactly similar, but I loved this hike just the same! We drove from our home base in L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue in the early morning, and parked in the Presque Isle area (unsure of that spelling) in Cassis. Parking along the street was free, and we... More

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Vaxjo, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

We didn't have as much time as we would have liked. We were driving from Aix en Provence to Nice and wanted to take a scenic route. Unfortunately we had a really crappy rental car that struggled to get through the hills. The view was breath taking. We stopped and hiked around and had a lovely picnic. I really want... More

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London
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6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

Its just a perfect place to visit, espoecially when its sunny day as colour of the water and rock is amazing. Awoid windy weather - waves are big and its hard to enjoy as much as with good weather Recomended to take boat-especially fast jet

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Telford, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

Parts of Provence have been wrecked by the influx of big money people, but you can still find places that don't turn your stomach, and the porphyry coast and the Calanques are well worth seeing. The boat trips are good, but we would really have liked to have given the Calanques a full day from Cassis, and walked in. Don't... More

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Woburn Sands, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

We hired an 'alligator' dingy from Cassis harbour. A great way to see the Calanques. Obviously more expensive than getting on one of the tour boats in the harbour but much more fun - zipping around the Calanques as 'captain' of you own boat!

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

Not knowing what it holds for us, this place simply blew our minds away. Although the weather was bright and sunny that day and the walk till the Calanques was tiring, it was totally worth it. The view from this place is phenomenal. We walked both up the small hill (Right path from the fork) as well as went down... More

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Chanhassen, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

My wife and I took a taxi to Cassis after docking in Toulon on Celebrity Solstice. We debated going but are so glad we did. It was stunning and Calanques were a real highlight. The water is crystal clear and there are boat tours right at the harbor of various lengths and prices. Highly recommended. There is recorded commentary on... More

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Antibes, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

Possibly depends which ones you go to but we went to the biggest ones in Cassis and it was utterly gorgeous. Really beautiful, dramatic scenery definitely something worth visiting and walking around or taking the boat (we didn't do this but it's meant to be very good)

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Bonn, Germany
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

There are two ways to visit the Calanques, by boat or hiking. We didn't do the boat trip but from what I saw, by boat you miss the most stunning views. It's not a very easy hike to the furthers Calanques, but it's totally worthy! So beautiful!! Remember to take food and water!

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Alexandria, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

My wife and I rented a boat for 100 euro in Cassis and motored around the calanques for a day. We had a wonderful time. The views are one of a kind. There are some beaches along the way that we stopped at and we also met some guys from San Francisco and did some cliff jumping. Highly recommend.

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