Route des Cretes

Route des Cretes, La Ciotat: Address, Phone Number, Route des Cretes Reviews: 5/5

Route des Cretes
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mingfatsai
Grand Island, NE4,211 contributions
Sep 2021
Talk about spectacular views! The route takes maybe an hour and a half to drive if you also walk to the numerous viewpoints and take pictures. Beware driver, the road is narrow and there is a lot of exposure on differing sides. If you have a fear of heights, you may find some parts to be quite unnerving (especially when someone decides to drive down the middle of the road and you are along the edge. This comment is for the extremely inconsiderate person who was driving the deux chevaux down the middle...shame on you!). But the views are exceptional and it’s an incredibly scenic and worthwhile drive.
Written October 26, 2021
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James
18 contributions
Jul 2020
The Route des Cretes is a spectacular drive with some of the most exceptional scenery in the South of France. Having said that, the town of La Ciotat is one of the most disappointing of the region. It is blessed with beautiful scenery, decent beaches, a few good and fun restaurants and the incredible Calanques National Park. However, the town has some serious social problems that have festered for decades and have not been addressed at all by the towns leaders. I'm referring to the obvious and undeniable "youth problem". There is a prominent portion of the society there that is apparently idle, unemployed or at least not working in a formal setting, and prefer to hassle tourist, particularly females. This problem was first apparent to me from the mid-1990's. Now they have been allowed to fester and are quite brazen. They occupy the alleyways that lead to many places in the town that may otherwise be fun to visit. The town has upgraded it's water front, but cosmetics can not hide the hassles and crime of this segment of their population. Get it together La Ciotat! I have visited this town seven times since 1995 and arrived this time knowing cosmetic upgrades were happening. I'll never stay in this town again.

Definitely visit the Route des Cretes. If you ride it on a bicycle, and go the Cassis to La Ciotat direction, this may be the most challenging road ride you've ever done. If the wind is blowing be prepared to work hard. Maybe consider staying in Bandol.
Written September 22, 2020
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Schlauberger1846
Castroville, TX390 contributions
Sep 2019
If you visit Cassis on the coast of Provence, you must take the Route des Cretes road above Cassis. You slowly climb over a thousand feet and have fantastic view of the Mediterranean. The drive takes about 30-40 minutes, and you can park and get out at several places along the way. Be sure and stop just above Cassis and walk out to the edge of the vertical cliffs for a breathtaking view of Cassis. Eventually, you descend to the town of Ciotat.
Written August 29, 2020
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Maryse_M10
Steenokkerzeel, Belgium62 contributions
Jul 2020 • Friends
Nice route between La Ciotat and Cassis. Stop for some great views along the route. Also good for hikers. Nice to have a picnic.
Written July 26, 2020
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Philippe P
4 contributions
Jan 2020
Stunning ! Super! Unique! Breathtaking! A moment in heaven, nature at it's best ! Go there at sunset !
Written April 14, 2020
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mikel58
London, UK137 contributions
Mar 2019 • Couples
Amazing views of the coast. Cliff edge excitement.

Narrow roads vs be s bit hsiraisi g when busses are coming your way
Written February 11, 2020
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Wendi M
Brisbane, Australia183 contributions
Sep 2019 • Couples
Watch out for high wind
closures. Best place for sunset views. Road is winding and fun to drive. Recommend.
Written December 26, 2019
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Fabou1307
London, UK69 contributions
Sep 2019 • Couples
Whether it is your first time in France or nor, you must go through the 15 kms through the mountains with sea views to Cassis or La Ciotat. It takes a good 35 minutes but you can stop, enjoy the views over the Mediterranean sea, take some wonderful pictures !
Written October 25, 2019
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Sarah K
Edmonton, Canada1,011 contributions
Sep 2019 • Couples
Fun to drive and lots of good lookout spots. Don't rush through here. Be safe and get out lots to take a look or snap a photo.
Written September 22, 2019
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minhnvu2014
Alexandria, VA431 contributions
Sep 2019 • Couples
This was one of the highlights of our visit to Cassis, though renting our own boat to see the calanques was slightly better. Go in the late afternoon for a beautiful sunset and pack a picnic and have it at one is the overlooks.
Written September 19, 2019
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