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Getting There & Away

Without a boat, you’ll have to drive, cycle or take public transport to visit the calanques. Be warned that roads are rough, parking scarce and the going slow. The roads into each calanque are often closed to drivers, unless you have a reservation at one of the calanque restaurants. You must instead park at a public lot, then walk the rest of the way in.

For access to the calanques closest to Marseille, drive or take bus 19 from Marseille's Castellane bus station down the coast to its terminus at La Madrague, then switch to bus 20 to Callelongue (note that the road to Callelongue is only open to cars on weekdays from mid-April to May and closed entirely from June to September). From there you can walk to Calanque de la Mounine and Calanque de Marseilleveyre along spectacular trails over the cliff tops.

Calanque de Sugiton is also easy to access without a car. Take bus 21 from Castellane towards Luminy and get off at the last stop. From there follow the path (about a 45-minute walk).