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Calanques National Park from Marseille to Cassis

The visit of the Calanques to Marseille and Cassis is an unforgettable experience, but where to start? We propose you our classification of these wonders of the new National Park of the Calanques:

1- The Calanque des Goudes

Opposite the Tiboulen and Maïre ??islands lies the Calanque des Goudes, near the splendid island of Riou. The small port of Goudes is a shelter for all lovers of the sea and the Calanques. The fishermen's huts have been restored but have kept a certain authenticity.

calanque goudes

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2- The Calanque de Callelongue

Located at the foot of the rocks of Saint-Michel and Goudes, Calanque de Callelongue houses a small fishing port and a sandy beach. It is a place cut off from the world, atypical and peaceful.

calanque callelongue

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3- The Calanque de Sugiton

The boat tour of the Calanque de Sugiton offers an exceptional spectacle: at the foot of an arch of majestic cliffs, pines extend their green plume until reaching a small cove with deep and clear waters. Anchor at Sugiton for an unforgettable visit and relaxation.

calanque sugiton

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4- The Calanque de Sormiou

An amphitheater of limestone hills, a sumptuous beach and a small harbor that have kept all their charm of yesteryear: we are at the Calanque de Sormiou. Its sandy bottom, its herbarium of posidonia, the sea turquoise color: the Calanque of Sormiou is a real corner of paradise.

calanque sormiou

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5- The Calanque de Morgiou

Little known and very wild, the Calanque de Morgiou shelters a small typical port and full of charm. Its small sheds and its necklace of beaches at the foot of impressive rock walls, make of it a real stopover of dream.

calanque morgiou

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6- The Calanque d'En-Vau

Very popular with tourists, the Calanque d'En vau represents all the splendor of the Calanques Marseille. The white rock encircles a turquoise blue lagoon and a beach of clear pebbles. The view from the sea is all the more magnificent!

calanque en vau

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7- The calanque de Port Pin

The smallest Calanque is that of Port de Pin located on the border between Marseille and Cassis. As the name suggests it is surrounded by pine trees, which makes it a place both paradisiacal and wild.

calanque Port Pin

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But there are still other creeks and places to discover ...

The calanques of Figuerolles, the Chateau d'If, the Arichipel of Frioul, the Island of Riou, ...

In short, a weekend will not be enough for you in Marseille; you will have to reserve a new motorcycle for your next rental!

For the motorcycle is certainly one of the best ways to visit the calanques especially for the ease of parking and the ease to the various accesses. But watch out for regulations to follow ...

Access with a motorized vehicle

Opening dates of access roads to creeks

Sormiou

From 15/04/2017 to 01/06/2017: Access for motorized vehicles is prohibited from 08h to 19h30 on weekends, public holidays and bridges

From 02/06/2017 to 01/10/2017: Access for motorized vehicles is prohibited from 08h to 19h30 every day

The rest of the year: Authorized access

Morgiou

From 15/04/2017 to 01/06/2017: Access for motorized vehicles is prohibited from 07h to 18h30 on weekends, public holidays and bridges

From 02/06/2017 to 01/10/2017: Access for motorized vehicles is prohibited from 07h to 18h30 every day

The rest of the year: Authorized access

Opening of the access road to Col de la Gardiole

To see the color of the day see the Access conditions according to the risk of forest fires

From 01/06/2017 to 30/06/2017: Access prohibited for motorized vehicles if the day is classified as black and authorized if the day is orange or red.

From 01/07/2017 to 15/09/2017: Access prohibited for motorized vehicles

From 16/09/2017 to 30/09/2017: Access prohibited for motorized vehicles if the day is classified black and allowed if the day is orange or red.

The rest of the year: Access permitted except in case of overcrowding

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