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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The magnificent calanques ("fjords") of the Mediterranean coast are an essential highlight of any tourist trip to Southern Provence.
This is a detailled guide to the five best calanques south-east of Marseille, based on beauty, accessibility and the range of facilities on offer.