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Calanques National Park

Calanques National Park (Parc national des Calanques) sits in the south of France between Marseille and Cassis. The area boasts dramatic rocky inlets, azure waters and pebble beaches, making it a popular destination for tourists looking to hike, swim and sail. 

The park is relatively large and composed of nearly 20 acres (8,500 hectares) by land and more than 100 acres (42,000 hectares) by sea. Visitors can spend their time keeping an eye out for some of the 140 land animal species and 60 marine species that live here. These creatures are protected in the park, which is the only one in Europe to contain land, marine and semi-urban areas. The calanques themselves are also main attractions and include Calanque de Sormiou, Calanque de Morgiou, Calanque d'En-Vau, Calanque de Port-Pin and Calanque de Sugiton.

Those looking to explore can take advantage of the many hiking trails and opportunities to cliff-dive, rock climb and mountain bike. More laid-back activities include fishing and kayaking. Those looking to hit the plage will be rewarded with warm waters and uncrowded pebble beaches. 

Practical Info

As the park is difficult to access via public transportation, the best way to see it is via boat; a cruise leaves every 90 minutes from the port of Cassis. If you choose to drive to the park, the sea is about an hour’s hike from most parking lots. When visiting, it is important to bring water, sunscreen, good shoes, a sun hat and a bathing suit and towel, if you intend to swim. Keep in mind that activities such as jet-skiing, motorized water sports and camping are prohibited. 

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Calanques Trilogy Electric Bike Tour from Marseille, Marseille, null
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Calanques Trilogy Electric Bike Tour from Marseille

Don’t miss the best places in Marseille. Embark on this 3-hour electric bike tour of Marseille national park. Meet your adventurous professional guide, saddle ...  Read more

Location: Marseille, France
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $53.09
Small-Group Monte Cristo Sunset Snorkelling Tour from Marseille, Marseille, Bike & Mountain Bike ... 
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Small-Group Monte Cristo Sunset Snorkelling Tour from Marseille

Snorkeling in Marseille at sunset time! Discover the underwater marine life at sunset time in the "Parc National des Calanques" on a private boat with ...  Read more

Location: Marseille, France
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $53.09
Full-Day Snorkeling and Guided Dive in the Calanques National Park from Marseille, Marseille, ... 
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Full-Day Snorkeling and Guided Dive in the Calanques National Park from Marseille

A fun-filled 8-hours of snorkeling and diving in Marseille National Park. Includes discovery dive, first dive or guided dive for certified diver in big ...  Read more

Location: Marseille, France
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $183.11
Private 3-Hour Snorkeling Tour near Monte Cristo from Marseille with Guide, Marseille, Scuba Diving
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Private 3-Hour Snorkeling Tour near Monte Cristo from Marseille with Guide

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Discover the marine life with our naturalist guide in Marseille National Park of Calanques close to the jail of Monte Cristo on the Chateau d'If Island. ...  Read more

Location: Marseille, France
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $74.76
Small-Group 3-Hour Scuba Diving Trip in the Calanques National Park from Marseille, Marseille, ... 
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Small-Group 3-Hour Scuba Diving Trip in the Calanques National Park from Marseille

Explore life below the waves in France on this 3-hour small-group scuba diving trip in the Calanques National Park from Marseille. Travel into the Calanques ...  Read more

Location: Marseille, France
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $96.43
Private Tour: Half-Day Scuba Diving Introduction in the Calanques National Park from ... 
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Private Tour: Half-Day Scuba Diving Introduction in the Calanques National Park from Aix-en-Provence

Drive to Cassis, a fishing village known as 'the little Saint-Tropez of Provence', to experience your scuba diving baptism with a professional instructor in ...  Read more

Location: Aix-en-Provence, France
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $106.18
Calanques National Park Scuba Diving Introduction from Marseille, Marseille, Scuba Diving
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Calanques National Park Scuba Diving Introduction from Marseille

Learn to scuba dive during a private lesson in Calanques National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site and protected marine preserve. You'll meet a certified ...  Read more

Location: Marseille, France
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $130.02
Full Day Electric Bike Tour from Marseille to Cassis, Marseille, Scuba Diving
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Full Day Electric Bike Tour from Marseille to Cassis

In this tour, enjoy the beauty of the coast by riding your electric bike from Marseille to Cassis, a pretty port on the French Riviera. You will have some free ...  Read more

Location: Marseille, France
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $107.26
Sormiou Calanques National Park Electric Bike Tour from Marseille, Marseille, Bike & Mountain Bike ... 
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Sormiou Calanques National Park Electric Bike Tour from Marseille

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Enjoy a scenic guided 3-hour e-bike tour from Pointe Rouge beach in Marseille to the Calanques de Sormiou, located in the Calanques National Park. Cycle along ...  Read more

Location: Marseille, France
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $59.59
Cross country E-Bike Tour of Marseille Calanques, Marseille, Bike & Mountain Bike Tours
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Cross country E-Bike Tour of Marseille Calanques

Leave the city of Marseille to enjoy an exciting electric mountain biking adventure through the small roads and off-road tracks of Calanques National Park. ...  Read more

Location: Marseille, France
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $55.26

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