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All reviews the cliff beautiful drive superb views drive carefully viewing area admire the view an absolute national park south of france points road cassis stops cars coast parking marseille
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Reviewed 4 days ago

When driving from Cassis to Ciotat give the highway a miss and take the "Route de Crêtes", and you will be rewarded with stunning views. There are quite a few parking spots, as well as hiking paths.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank SusanneMunich
Reviewed July 24, 2019

A transverse road in the South of France, between Toulon and Marseille. Not the shortest one, especially compared to the close by highway. But hell (pun intended), the scenery is so incredible that it's a must go !

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank tahnathos
Reviewed July 21, 2019

Breathtaking panorama and wobderful views. The third time that we do it and it is alwayss pleasent to take it.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank lorycra
Reviewed July 1, 2019

We drove the Routes des Cetes, an amazing drive through the Calanques, a national park that includes sheer cliffs and coves along the coast. There are trails everywhere throughout the park and because there is mostly only scrub vegetation they are easy to spot and...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank bobgawley
Reviewed April 10, 2019

If you are visiting this area and have a car, this is a ride you must take. The road has some very tight turns but is not too difficult. The views are outstanding and there are many good spots to stop and get out and...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank ZimboSD
Reviewed March 22, 2019

This is a narrow twisting mountain road. I'd never do it on a busy day or weekend. Too many people going to fast. The views, however, are amazing.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Bob B
Reviewed January 8, 2019 via mobile

We noticed the sign as we drove down into Cassis, so on our way back out, we decided to go see what it was. What spectacular views awaited us! We did not find the road intimidating at all and we're very comfortable to drive it...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Domkoppie
Reviewed September 27, 2018

If you are comfortable driving on winding roads , some on cliff edges and not very wide, this is a must do. The views are excellent and more that worth the effort. We did the drive in both directions several times over a few days,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 3, 2018

Having read the TA reviews of this route I was terrified of driving this road. Would it be too difficult to drive, as one car wheel would be hanging over the edge of the cliff. I’m pleased to tell it really isn’t that bad. Like...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank machinmad
Reviewed July 31, 2018

I have driven many roads rated in the top drives of the world and this one is in the top bracket. Make sure to travel with the sun at your back for the best colors. We ended up on the road close to noon and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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acsadventurer
July 7, 2019|
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Response from Domkoppie | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can. We drove it from Cassis to Plage Estagnol, 35 km past Toulon, stopping all along the way to look at the views. In June, 2018, the Route des Cretes itself was extremely quiet. it took us one hour and 20 minutes... More
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katemargar8
April 6, 2017|
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Response from AnaScarlet | Reviewed this property |
Hi, it can be done, but I would not do it. The road is quite narrow and drivers must pay attention to traffic coming from the opposite direction. It won't be as relaxing as driving a small car, although even that requires... More
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Goolwa19
July 26, 2015|
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Of course you can, and you will see some beautiful landscape ! Just take good walking shoes. Sorry for bad english : french guy answer ...
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