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Calanques

Cassis, France
04 91 72 65 73
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Ranked #1 of 15 attractions in Cassis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations
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Vancouver Island, Canada
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343 reviews 343 reviews
75 attraction reviews
265 helpful votes 265 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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
6 helpful votes 6 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
9 helpful votes 9 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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Miami, Florida
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

First: do the hike, yes the terrain can be a bit difficult but the views cannot be compared to any other method Second: go all the way to the end "calanques d'en Vau" it is the toughest to get to but you will be able to enjoy a pebble beach with mostly locals, and it's not crowded. You will also... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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58 reviews 58 reviews
29 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Really good, but windy conditions spoil the colours in the water a bit. Do the 90 minute boat trip, followed by the hike to at least the first 2, just for a different perspective. Also if you go the 2nd, you may find the beach almost deserted as everyone goes to the beach at the 3rd Calanques.

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Ubud, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Boat cruises are too expensive and dont give you the breathtaking vistas the hiking trail does. Make the extra effort and walk it...

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