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Calanques

Cassis, France
04 91 72 65 73
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Ranked #1 of 16 attractions in Cassis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations
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Halifax, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Cassis is so beautiful! We rented a small boat (they accepted our Canadian boating licenses as license) and traveled to a nearby inlet, climbed some rock faces, did some cliff jumping, and sun bathed. All in all GO TO CASSIS!

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Scarsdale, New York
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

I had heard about the Calanques for years and finally decided to go. It is beautiful, and we took a short boat ride (ask for the electric boat - much quieter, no fumes), and it was very nice. It was not as awe inspiring as I expected, but still worth the trip. The best part of my Cassis vacation was... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Beautifull area. Before hiking there you should ask the tourist information whether it is open. Most of it was closed due to fire risk, when we went there.

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Vancouver Island, Canada
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343 reviews 343 reviews
75 attraction reviews
272 helpful votes 272 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

High above Cassis the Calanques nature reserve allows hiking on the cliffs high above the inlets of the Mediterranean. You can also do one of the many boat trips out of Cassis to visit them from sea level. I did the walk or hike. The scenery is absolutely breathtaking but there are some cautions. It is a rocky climb that... More

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North York Moors National Park, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Our guide book recommended the 3 Callanques trip, saying the first 3 plus the trip in and out the harbour and views of the coast, the port and the mountains inland were as good as anything provided in the more extensive trips. We were perfectly satisfied with the 3 Callanques trip, seeing a variety of rock forms, cliffs and inlets.... More

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Fort Worth, Texas
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45 reviews 45 reviews
9 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Sweet town, all roads lead straight down to the beach. There are numerous shops, restaurants and cafes along the streets as well as around the beach area. The feel is laid back, the people are friendly. The beach is small but the water is beautiful. We had crepes, club sandwiches and white wine from the area of Provence. Coaches and... More

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Ireland
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46 reviews 46 reviews
16 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I came from Montpellier just to see cassis and its calanques. Amazing! The boat tour of all 8 was breathtaking and refreshingly cool in the 31 degree heat. Wear sun cream and bring a shawl to cover up.

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Bethanga
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This unique part of the French Riviera is a must see when in Marseille, crystal clear water, was a bit cold when we were there, beaches varied at different calanques from pebbles to fine sand, can get quite crowded on weekends and holidays, though definitely worth the trip.

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Portland, OR
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We love to hike and explore and this was one of the most beautiful things we did in France. We hiked as the water was too choppy to kayak and were rewarded with beautiful views of the cliffs, keys, boats, the ocean, and a great dip in the refreshing waters!

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Wellington, New Zealand
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We did the shortest boat trip visiting 3 Calanques. The boat company supplied really good tour notes and our skipper gave additional information. It was an interesting and most enjoyable trip.

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