Parc National des Calanques
Calanque de l'Escalette, France
Parc National des CalanquesCalanques are fingerlike inlets with rocky promontories and steep walls of stone that lend their name to the newly designated Parc National des Calanques in a protected area south of Marseille. You can reach the park by foot (caving, hiking and rock climbing are among the outdoor offerings) or view the unique topography through scuba-diving excursions or boat cruises. Bring a hat and plenty of sunblock; advance reservations for sightseeing tours are recommended.