Parc National Des Calanques, Marseille

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  • Address: Bât A4, Parc Valad, Impasse Paradou, 13009 Marseille, France
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Phone: +33-420105000
  • Time Required: 06:00 Hrs
  • Tags: National Park, Trail, Family And Kids
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About Parc National Des Calanques, Marseille

This National Park is basically a treasure chest of some of the best features of the Mediterranean Coast. It is spread over a huge area covering the mountain range stretching from Marseille to Cassis. But the majority of the park stretches out into the Mediterranean. Here's a quick break down of what to expect:

  • Soubeyranes cliffs: These are some of the highest sea cliffs in Europe and the view from the bluff tops are unending and incredible
  • Frioul archipelago: Though these islands have played a major historical role in the development of Marseille by serving as a quarantine and Military area. Today they attract tourists. They are home do some beautiful flora and fauna
  • Riou archipelago: You can only view these uninhabited islands from far away. They are a protected area with hundreds of species of plants and a huge variety of nesting birds, some of which are endangered.
  • Planier Light: This Lighthouse is actually the fifth one to be built on the site. The first one was built in the eighteenth century. It is the only lighthouse on the French Mediterranean Coastline to be registered as a protected historical monument.
  • Ile Verte: This wooded Island had a military strategic role in the past. Visitors can still see the ruins of a bombed-out fort on the island.
  • The park has a huge biodiversity of Flora and Fauna with thousands of species, many of them protected or endangered. This includes the species of plants and animals in the water.
  • There are hundreds of miles of trails in the park. Other activities include boating, camping, cycling, rock climbing. 
  • There are two ways to reach the column of the park. Some of them can be reached by hiking over land. But most of them must be reached by boat. 

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Parc National Des Calanques Information

  • Read the extensive list of do's and don'ts and safety tips and tricks on the Park website. 

Parc National Des Calanques Ticket Prices

  • Free entry

Parc National Des Calanques Opening and Closing Hours

  • The Park trails are closed in July and August due to the risk of fire.

How To reach Parc National Des Calanques by Public Transport

  • The various highlights of the park can be reached by bus, my car, by boat or simply by walking. It really depends on where you want to go.
  • Be aware that private vehicles may have a hard time navigating the roads.

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Things to Know Before Visiting Parc National Des Calanques

  • 90.28% of people who visit Marseille include Parc National Des Calanques in their plan

  • 68.37% of people start their Parc National Des Calanques visit around 08 AM - 09 AM

  • People usually take around 6 Hrs to see Parc National Des Calanques

Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday

91.89% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Parc National Des Calanques

People normally club together Notre Dame De La Garde and Calanque De Sormiou while planning their visit to Parc National Des Calanques.

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Parc National Des Calanques, Marseille Reviews

  • One of the most beautiful coastlines in the Mediterranean. Best way to get there is to go on foot from Cassis. You'll need to set aside a whole afternoon to visit properly.

  • Beautiful national park within spitting distance of Marseille. Plentiful public transport to entry points. A must visit for your stay in the area. Best visited in spring and autumn. Avoid in Summer due to restrictions caused by forest fires.

  • An amazing coastline. White rocks and clean turquoise water. Great for hikes. Just avoid the high season and the school holidays.

  • Of u want to get out of the defeating around of the city ..les calanque is the best place besides it's the incarnation of beauty

  • Most famous Climbing Spot ever! But it is not only Climbing. It is visiting fascinating landscapes an climbing close to sea with breathtaking views over the deep blue Côte D'Azur! We are everytime thankful to be guests in such a beautyful Country.

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