Parc National des Calanques

Parc National des Calanques, Marseille: Hours, Address, Parc National des Calanques Reviews: 5/5

Parc National des Calanques

Parc National des Calanques
5
Points of Interest & Landmarks • National Parks
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Charles B
Toronto, Canada41 contributions
Spectacular Views of the Mediterranean!
Jan 2020
We visited Provence and the Calanques in May 2019 when we researching our upcoming book "Flavour with Benefits: France".

We took a bus trip down to Cassis from Marseille. The next step was a two hour boat tour of the local bays (Calanques) with their spectacular cliffs and trees. Highly recommended!
Written December 8, 2020
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Caroline Njaramba
Nimes, France46 contributions
White natural beauty
Sep 2020
Located in a small village town ,its one of well protected parc,the white rocks makes it unique and its an ideal to pass a day with frineds and family.Most important is to keep the environment clean.Magic vies of tides splashing on the rocks,very calm and highly recomended.
Written September 28, 2020
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Martin S
London, UK27 contributions
Beautiful
Oct 2019
Fantastic area to explore, beautiful coastal scenery and lots of tiny bays. If you're lucky you'll find a quiet one but at least they are clean with good water. Much quieter after early Sept but still very warm. This review was from late August 2018.
Written September 22, 2020
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hcadiou
London, UK20 contributions
Clear sign posting please.
Sep 2020
While the landscape is magnificent, the Natural Park, has not provided an infra structure (paths) to access it.

For a total of 2 euros, a ticket from Castellane, took me via bus 19, then 20, to the last stop ‘Callelongue’.

On arrival, a Natural Park stand, had leaflets for people to take. There was an English version. On one side of the leaflet, there was a history about how the Park came to exist, back in 2012. The question is, 8 years down the line, it is still worth mentioning how painful it was to found the park? or can we accept, that it is now existing and provide help to the visitors to make the best of their visit? There were data on how many animals, plants you could see.

There was a water tap, but if a lady had not asked, there is no way you could possibly guess it existed. How about indicating it on the leaflet, how about sign posting it?

There were a number of ‘paths’, I followed people in front of me, as there were going on a ‘path’ along the sea. It was a black path, but on the map, it did not say how easy/difficult black was. Moreover, the reality is that very quickly, there was no path, which is why I guess it stopped being signed posted. At most we found half a dozen black mark. We were all looking for marks which turn out did not exsit. You had to make your way, the best you could, twisting your ankles, and constantly in the absence of a path working out where to go. Very quickly, I decided that twisting my ankles was not worth it and sat there looking at the magnificent sea in front of me.

A few hours later, I decided to walk back and get home. As there was no path, I went a way which did not allow me to come down to the street. I had to walk back trying not to slip and eventually managed to find my way to the pavement. To be able to do so, at time, I sat down and slid my self to avoid falling off.

I sat down in the shade waiting for a bus. 2 ladies arrived in a car passed my by talking about a green path, which did not figure on the map. I decided to follow them and it turned out that there was a yellow path going in land not along the sea. I decided to give it a try. Initially it was find, but quickly the slope was very steep and as the path was made of gravel, you were sliding in the gravels. Again, I found a tree and decided to sit down and enjoy the view.

To sum it up, while the landscape is magnificant, do not attempt to visit the Callanques on foot, or may be find another location in the Callanques. May be in the mist of it somewhere there is a path allowing you to see some of the birds/plants.
Written September 16, 2020
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Travel
London, UK8 contributions
Amazing
Aug 2020
Beautiful walk in the creeks, everything was so beautiful, beautiful coves, very clean and safeguarded, no villas, no car, nature and that's it
Written September 12, 2020
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Loulwa_Kaloyeros (Assaker)
Beirut, Lebanon893 contributions
A natural spectacle
Aug 2020
This is a must do if you are in Marseille. The best is to take a boat for half a day or a full day and just explore the natural beauty of this park.
Written August 16, 2020
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Astou F
Paris100 contributions
so beautiful
Aug 2020
Can’t have enough of it, the water was cold but the view is worth it.Difficult to access, I appreciated the boat tour that shows us 5 diffferent calanques for a 1h long tour. Definitely recommand visiting.
Written August 12, 2020
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Vprigion
29 contributions
Breathtaking!
Jul 2020 • Family
Absolutely beautiful! If you visit Marseille you need to visit the calanques. It is breathtaking. It is the best think to do in Marseille
Written July 17, 2020
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Thomas V
Oakland, California10,276 contributions
The Beautiful Cliffs
Oct 2019
One of the great natural wonders of France, we saw these splendid cliffs by water on a little day cruise. Apparently some great hiking is possible. And there are some beaches in the coves. Really gorgeous scenery, unspoiled.
Written July 8, 2020
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GraceOrchid
Paris, France72 contributions
Magical
Jul 2020 • Friends
Be prepared for a big walk, but the views are absolutely worth it! Such a wonderful place to visit!!
Written July 3, 2020
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