Calanques or in translation from French small narrow bays, unexplored beaches and rocky coasts you can find all over Marseilles.
Calanques are located on the Cote d'Azur between Marseille and Cassis. Here, among the gorges, coniferous forests and small French villages, a national park with a sea of azure color and sheer cliffs is located.
How to do?
1. You can get to the park by one of the convenient ways. Buses run every hour or you can get there by hitchhiking with friendly locals. One of the most convenient ways is a ride on excursion boat.
2. The park is divided into several sections or groups: simple, rocky or tourists calanques. Bear in mind that the distance between them can reach several kilometers and you can only go on foot, so wear comfortable shoes.
The entrance to the park is free. Excursion by boat will cost €20-€30 per person.
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