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A Boat Trip to the Calanques

Cassis and the colossal Calanques

Callanques Boat Trip

Just along the coast from Marseille is the picturesque port of Cassis from where you can take a boat excursion or coastal trail to see the Calanques.

The Calanques, Fjord like inlets, are huge limestone cliffs which plunge into the Mediterranean and indent the coast between Cassis to Marseille. If you walk the coastal trail, wear good walking shoes and take plenty of water as there are no cafés or restaurants en route. Taking the path allows you to rock climb and enjoy flora, fauna and beaches. Be sure to take the IGN des Calanques map and visit this website for access conditions.

Boat trips are available from Cassis and Marseille. Choose from a limited Calanque tour (3, 5 or 8 Calanques) or visit all 9. Some boats have a glass bottom.

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Département: Bouches-du-Rhône Cassis Tourist Office

Quai des Moulins,

13260 Cassis, France

Essential map if you are walking: 3145ET - Marseille/Les Calanques (Gps) Price €12.00



Between the Calanques & Cap Canaille

Marseille: Canebière

Marseille's main drag

Marseille: Le Panier

Greco Roman Marseille

Marseille: N-D de la Garde

Nôtre Dame de la Gard & the Rive Neuve

Marseille: Vieux Port

La Cité Phocéenne

Text © Paul Shawcross

Images by © Paul Shawcross, Paul Shawcross