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13260 Cassis, France

Cassis: The Calanques

The Calanques de Cassis are also of Marseille, and stretch the swath of scenic coastline between the two cities. You can hike around and enjoy the French national park on foot, or tour by sea. This photo was taken on a 3-hour boat tour that departed from Cassis. There are many boat tours available for different durations, and there is a hiking entry at the far end of Cassis that is a good starting point to explore à pied. I didn't actually get to do a hike, but look forward to it on a future trip. From the water, we could see many people picnicking, swimming, and wandering. Even rock climbing! All with big smiles gracing their sun-soaked faces. A lovely and truly special place, the Calanques.