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Calanques National Park Tours

As Europe's only protected park to contain land, water, and semi-urban areas, Calanques National Park (Parc National des Calanques) is a mecca for outdoor adventurers. Whether you want to snorkel and sail, kayak and climb, or hike and watch out for wildlife, France's answer to the Garden of Eden has it all.

The Basics
The Calanques — known separately as Calanque de Sormiou, Calanque de Morgiou, Calanque d'En-Vau, Calanque de Port-Pin, and Calanque de Sugiton — are the park's main attraction. These brilliant rocky promontories are best discovered on a long hike or by kayak — you might even spot daredevils abseiling or cliff diving from the colossal cliffs. Snorkelers and scuba divers are rewarded with a kaleidoscope of marine life during underwater excursions to Monte Cristo, home of the prison that inspired Alexander Dumas' work of classic literature. Travelers without the desire to go underwater can explore the park with ease on an electric bike tour or fishing trip.

If you're short on time in the treasured French Riviera, consider combining sightseeing tours of Marseille and Cassis with a visit to Calanques National Park. Alternatively, opt to spend more time in the park's crystal-clear waters with a two-day scuba diving course.
  • Most tours provide round-trip transport from your accommodation in Marseille, Cassis, or the Aix-en-Provence area.
  • Be sure to bring plenty of water and sunscreen to the park.
  • It's best to wear comfortable shoes fit for outdoor exploration.
  • Note that camping and motorized water sports are not allowed in the protected area.

How To Get to Calanques National Park
Although nestled between popular Marseille and Cassis, Calanques National Park is not easy to access by public transport or without a guide. The best way to visit the national park is by boat from Port de Cassis (cruises depart every 90 minutes daily) or on a day trip from central Marseille. If arriving by car, be aware that the closest beach is about a one-hour hike from available parking lots.

When To Get There
The most popular time to visit the French Riviera is during the summer months of June to September, when temperatures sit comfortably in the 70s F (20s C) and rain is nowhere to be found. However, if you prefer cooler climates and want to miss the crowds, May and June are the ideal months to head to the park.

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

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Don’t miss the best places in Marseille. Embark for this 3-hour electric bike tour in the Calanques National Park. Meet your adventurous professional guide, ...  Read more

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

From USD $58.05
Full-Day Snorkeling and Guided Dive in the Calanques National Park from Marseille, Marseille, Bike ... 
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Full-Day Snorkeling and Guided Dive in the Calanques National Park from Marseille

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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 $212.05
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 $105.43
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 $144.53
Small-Group Monte Cristo Sunset Snorkelling Tour from Marseille, Marseille, Snorkeling
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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 $142.16
Marseille Shore Excursion: Calanques National Park by Electric Mountain Bike, Marseille, Snorkeling
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Marseille Shore Excursion: Calanques National Park by Electric Mountain Bike

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During this tour, you will enjoy a scenic guided 3-hour electric bike tour from  the South of Marseille to the Sormiou Calanque, located in the Calanques ...  Read more

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

From USD $65.16
Cassis: Three Calanques Tour by Electric Mountain Bike, Marseille, Ports of Call Tours
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Cassis: Three Calanques Tour by Electric Mountain Bike

A guided tour to the most beautiful spots of the Calanques National Park with a stop in the "En Vau" Calanque by electric mountain bike. Discover these ...  Read more

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

From USD $53.31
Full Day Electric Bike Tour from Marseille to Cassis, Marseille, Bike & Mountain Bike Tours
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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 $117.28
Provence Sightseeing Tour: Marseille and Cassis Calanques Cruise, Marseille, Bike & Mountain Bike ... 
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Provence Sightseeing Tour: Marseille and Cassis Calanques Cruise

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See the best of Marseille and Cassis, two gems of the French Riviera, on this 6-hour tour with an expert guide. Setting off from Marseille, your tour passes ...  Read more

Location: Marseille, France
Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $82.92
Electric Bike Tour to the Calanques from Marseille, Marseille, Half-day Tours
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Electric Bike Tour to the Calanques from Marseille

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Spend a day riding along the breathtaking Mediterranean coast on this electric bike tour from Marseille. Pedal with ease to the city’s southern outskirts and ...  Read more

Location: Marseille, France
Duration: 6.5-hour

From USD $90.03

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