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Top Choice National Park in Les Calanques

Parc National des Calanques

The calanques (coves) of the coast surrounding Marseille became France's 10th national park in 2012, preserving their astonishing beauty and harbouring an extraordinary wealth of flora and fauna: including 900 plant…
Bay in Les Calanques

En-Vau, Port-Pin & Port-Miou

To the east of the Parc National des Calanques, the stone-sculptured coast brings you to three remote calanques: En-Vau, Port-Pin and Port-Miou. A steep three-hour marked trail leads from the car park (closed July t…
Bay in Les Calanques

Calanque de Morgiou

Rocky, pine-covered Cap Morgiou plunges to meet the Med at the eponymous Calanque de Morgiou – a pretty little port bobbing with fishing boats and sheer rock faces spangled with thrill-seeking climbers. An evening s…
Bay in Les Calanques

Calanque de Sormiou

The largest calanque hit headlines in 1991 when diver Henri Cosquer from Cassis swam through a 150m-long passage 36m underwater and into a cave, only to find its interior adorned with wall paintings dating from arou…
Seafood in Les Calanques

Nautic Bar

The one restaurant in the tiny, pretty calanque of Morgiou is the delightful Nautic Bar. With terraces overlooking the port, it is a dreamy spot for seafood and sea views. Reserve ahead: the hair-raisingly steep, na…
French in Les Calanques

Le Château

This seasonal restaurant with excellent views has the best food in the Calanque de Sormiou. Reserve ahead – by phone only – which allows you to drive your car to the calanque even when it is otherwise closed to traf…