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Parc national des Calanques

141 avenue du Prado, 13008 Marseille, France
+33 4 20 10 50 00
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Créé le 18 avril 2012, le Parc national des Calanques est le 10e parc national français et le seul périurbain en Europe, à la fois terrestre et marin. Situé au cœur de la métropole Aix-Marseille-Provence, ce monument naturel comprend des massifs littoraux découpés de calanques, plusieurs îles, ainsi qu’un vaste espace marin qui, avec le canyon de la Cassidaigne, inclut l’un des plus riches canyons sous-marins de Méditerranée en termes de biodiversité. Situés dans l’une des zones les plus arides et ventées de France, ces paysages spectaculaires abritent près de 140 espèces terrestres animales et végétales protégées et 60 espèces marines. C’est cet ensemble unique d’écosystèmes et de spécificités culturelles que le Parc national a pour mission de protéger et valoriser pour les résidents, usagers, visiteurs et les générations futures. Superficie cœur marin : 43 500 ha. Cœur terrestre : 8 500 ha. Les activités proposées sur ce site ne sont pas des recommandations de l’établissement.
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  • Average2%
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“port pin” (15 reviews)
“boat trip” (43 reviews)
“national park” (33 reviews)
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141 avenue du Prado, 13008 Marseille, France
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"port pin"
in 15 reviews
"boat trip"
in 43 reviews
"national park"
in 33 reviews
"en vau"
in 8 reviews
"port miou"
in 9 reviews
"natural beauty"
in 12 reviews
"hiking shoes"
in 11 reviews
"beautiful scenery"
in 23 reviews
"clear water"
in 6 reviews
"small boat"
in 6 reviews
"rond point"
in 6 reviews
"on foot"
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"three hours"
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"beautiful area"
in 7 reviews
"last stop"
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"sunny day"
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"old port"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I took public transportation to the Park and then walked to the beach. The hike was breath-taking and the sea was refreshing after the hike.

1  Thank Rosemary L
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We hiked the the park and walked along the sea. The views from both top and bottom were breathtaking. I am so glad we visited.

Thank smdoyle1973
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We debated (a lot) whether to do by foot, by bus/transport, or by boat or private boat. The calanques are lovely, but in my opinion only if you can snorkel and enjoy looking up the cliffs, rather than down and out to sea. You can...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The three and a half hour trip along the coast to Cassis and back is breathtakingly beautiful. The skill of the captain exceptional.

Thank Mark O
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The view was beatiful and the water was perfect. You need to climb the rocks to get to a shore to swim. We were in calanque sormiou which has a pretty nice restaurant (Bar Nautic). The food there is really great but you need to...More

2  Thank Nils P
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The best day out, beautiful location and swimming - pack for the day, plenty of water, a bit of walking on okay pathway -

1  Thank Jesper H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is beautiful but somehow expected more after hearing about it from so many sources. Took the 3hr boat tour. The sights are beautiful but the fact that one cannot access the beaches is frustrating. You basically see people enjoying several beaches from a boat....More

2  Thank fidelio2011
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just look at the pictures and convince yourself to make it to The Calanques. Less than a half hour bus ride from the centre of marseille on the number 21 bus for €2 and a 45 walk to some amazing swimming locations, who needs convincing?

1  Thank Thomas B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a true must-see if in Marseille. We took the bus to get there and walked ca 1h along the coast to the first bigger bay. The view is truly stunning. Bring good shoes, the trail is very rocky. Your reward is a cold...More

2  Thank juliettaak
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful National Parc, which can be easiest seen & experienced by boat trip from Marseille's old port. Best to book trip+swim, as the fish underwater are numerous. Snorkling sets can be rented on board for just 6 euro.

1  Thank Gerhard K
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Jackson M
July 11, 2018|
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Response from Angela C | Reviewed this property |
Take the Boat for Clanques from the Old Port it is either a 2 and a half hour trip or three and a half hour trip.. The 2 and a half hour trip costs 24 euros a person the other cost 30 euros a person. The boat trip is... More
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Eileen M
April 17, 2018|
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Response from TravelTrax1 | Reviewed this property |
Hi This is a massive National Park area of wild countryside. You can arrange transport from Marseille, but once in the NP walking about, the area is totally remote. There is patchy phone coverage and no wi-fi. You can use... More
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Kathy D
March 4, 2018|
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Response from 796malgorzataf | Reviewed this property |
Hi . I paid for 3 adults and 1 teenage-109€. I had a 10% discount because we had a city pass which is very good. Depart was at the old port and return was at the muceum. The boat tour time is 10:00,2:00 and 5 :00. Hope I... More
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