Like tiny pockets of paradise, greater than a dozen azure blue Calanques might be discovered tucked away within the rocky cliffs between Marseille and Cassis, a captivating fishing village that’s now a favourite of European vacationers. However like several hidden treasure, it takes some effort and planning to search out them, as entry to the Calanques is feasible solely on foot or by boat. Port-Miou, essentially the most accessible of the Cassis Calanques, is a simple 30-minute hike from Cassis metropolis heart. The subsequent, Port-Pin, is about an hour stroll from city. However the prettiest of the three, En-Vau, requires a extra vigorous hike over semi-rugged terrain. You’ll be rewarded with beautiful views and a slice of heavenly turquoise waters between plunging cliffs and white sand seashores. There are a number of nautical choices for reaching the Calanques: by boat from the Cassis port or from Marseille, the place you possibly can join a number of hours or a half-day of Calanque-hopping.
Cassis has its personal pretty seashores: Plage de la Grande Mer, within the heart of city close to the vacationer workplace, and Plage de Corton, a 15-minute stroll from city. Each are pebble-sand seashores with turquoise waters and beautiful views of Cap Canaille’s ruddy cliffs.