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Calanche Cliffs

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Address: Corsica, France
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These gorgeous red cliffs tower over the Mediterranean.

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Amazing and beautiful

The drive along the coast is really something but a boatride along the cliffs is absolutely breathtaking.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Josef V
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an interesting, unique World Heritage site with dramatic porphyry cliffs plunging into the sea. If you see it from the narrow road (D81 north of Piana) you need to stop in very small lay-bys and dodge the traffic to get your photos. Far better is to pick up a map of the walking routes (cost 1 euro) from... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The drive along the coast is really something but a boatride along the cliffs is absolutely breathtaking.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went for a hitch hiking there. It took us a couple of hours and we got lost a couple of time so it is good to have a map with trecking routes. Takie also water . Good shoes is a must. One gets tired but in exchange you get incredible views. On longer trails you do not meet almost... More 

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Granada, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took a morning trip on a sunny day and were stunned by the colours no wonder it is a protected site, amongst much wild life we saw sea eagles and rare mountain goats.

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

We visited by boat from Porto. The late afternoon sun shows the shapes and colours to best advantage. Exquisite.

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Langport, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

An amazing place for a picnic and photos parking limited and a bit of a trek to the cliffs but my what a location.

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Dusseldorf, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016

To begin with, trip to Corsica is itself must. It offers almost private beaches to enjoy the sea. We went by overnight ferry from Toulon to Ajaccio which was also a nice experience. On landing there we had two options. Go to Bonifacio or travel towards Scandola. We went towards Scandola to cover these amazing cliffs. The journey offers a... More 

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Lucerne, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

This is nice to see but we personally favour the Calanches de Cassis. Nonetheless, if you are here, take a bpat out and enjoy the trip to this natural monuments.

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

Amazing rock formations. The view is breathtaking. Huge red rocks dramatically fall into the blue sea. The color of the rocks is changing through the day, so worth visiting even twice The only problem is that is overcrowded in the summer, even in September.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

If you are driving along the road from Porto to Piana (the D81 road) you will come across many signs for the Calanche Cliffs and quite a large car park. You can take a short hike (around 30 min one way depending on fitness levels) to the viewpoint where you can get some amazing views (see photos). I would wear... More 

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