Calanques

The calanques are a must-see highlight of any visit to Southern Provence. We offer here a full guide to these spectacular rocky Mediterranean "fjords", from Cassis and Marseille to the Blue Coast. Apart from the pages below, which cover the calanques between Marseille and Cassis, click here to a guide to the atypical calanques of La Ciotat a little further east.

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Calanques Near Cassis

Calanque d'En Vau, near CassisThe picturesque port of Cassis - well worth a visit in its own right - is a perfect starting point to visit the calanques of Port Miou, Port Pin and En Vau.

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The Calanques: An Introduction

Calanque de Sugiton, MarseilleThe magnificent calanques ("fjords") of the Mediterranean coast are an essential highlight of any tourist trip to Southern Provence.

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Calanques South of Marseille

Calanque de MorgiouThis is a detailled guide to the five best calanques south-east of Marseille, based on beauty, accessibility and the range of facilities on offer.

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Calanques of the Blue Coast

Calanque de Niolon harbourThe Blue Coast calanques are a well-kept secret. They're not as dramatic as those south of Marseille. But they are easily accessible by train via some of the loveliest scenery in France. And they won't be over-run with foreign tourists.

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