Calanques National Park

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One of France’s ten national parks, the Calanques is the only one to combine coastal and inland territory.
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What everyone comes to see is that rocky limestone coastline, which plunges to the sea from great heights and has deep indentations that resemble fjords.

Hikers traipse along the GR-51 to heart-stopping vantage points such as Corniche des Crêtes and Cap Canaille, and the best time to do this is late-winter and spring.

This is because there’s a risk of fire in summer and some of the trails may be closed off.

The going can be quite tough on the trails so many people catch a tour boat from Marseille, and the view from the water is arguably better than on land.

You’ll love how the sea glows turquoise against the white limestone.

Last Updated: 7 January, 2022
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