The Calanque De Sormiou is one of the largest and most beautiful calanques in the region, made all the more attractive by its sandy and cabana lined beach. A calanque is basically a small, restricted inlet on the coast, especially found in the Mediterranean area. Bring your snorkeling gear, for the brilliant and jewel-like waters have a lot of marine wildlife to enjoy. The beach can be deceptively quiet in the morning but gets crowded during the sudden afternoon rush of the people of Cayolle District. Trails from the beach area will take you to various high viewpoints over the beach. They can also take you to the highest point on Crete de Morgiou. Not far away is a submerged cave, the Grotte du Capelan, reachable from Sormious by walking towards Cape Redon. The rocks there can be slippery though, and the cave is frequently submerged so watch out for all the conditions before planning a visit.
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Calanque De Sormiou Travel Tips
- Do not leave your valuable in the car parking.
- Closed to cars in summer time, weekends, and on public holidays.
- Many hair pin bends on the drive approaching the calanque.
Entrance Ticket Details For Calanque De Sormiou
- Entry is free.
- Paid tours are available and also recommended for visiting Calanque De Sormiou.
Calanque De Sormiou Hours
- From the car park it is 1 hour’s walk to the calanque.
How to Reach Calanque De Sormiou
- Drive to here if access is not restricted.
- Come by boat.
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28.79% of people who visit Marseille include Calanque De Sormiou in their plan
2 PM - 3 PM
31.61% of people start their Calanque De Sormiou visit around 2 PM - 3 PM
People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Calanque De Sormiou
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Calanque De Sormiou