Marseille: a Boat Trip to the Calanques

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Cassis and the colossal Calanques

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Calanques excursion

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) or visit all 9. Some boats have a glass bottom.

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Booking Accommodation

To book a suitable hotel or other accommodation in Cassis, you can use the map below, which shows current prices for hotels and apartments. To book further afield, then just enlarge the map (+/-) to see more properties or if you have somewhere particular in mind, enter your preferred city/town/village in the ‘Where are you going?’ box.


From east (Cassis) to west (Marseille) the Calanques are:

Calanque de Port Miou
Calanque de Port Pin
Calanque en Vau
Calanque de l’Oule
Calanque de Devenson
Calanque de L’Oeil de Verre
Calanque de Sugiton
Calanque de Morgiou
Calanque de Sermiou
Calanque de Marseilleveyre
Calanque de Callelongue

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