Summer Access Calanques Marseille
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Summer Access to the Calanques Near Marseille

Access to the Calanques National Park is controlled this summer due to damage to the ecosystem caused by the burgeoning numbers of visitors and increasing fire risks.  The Calanque de Sugiton, which used to attract up to 2,500 people daily, is limited to 400 entries in peak season. Pre-booking one …

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Visit Seaside Cassis France
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Reasons to Visit Picturesque Seaside Cassis Anytime

Cassis is a picturesque town a little over 90 minutes from Sablet snuggled at the bottom of a steep bowl of land along the Mediterranean Sea between calanques (small coastal fjords with tall cliffs), about 25 km east of Marseille. Picture Perfect Setting The village of Cassis is set on …

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Marseille Les Goudes Trip
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Marseille to Les Goudes Day Trip

By Aixcentric Just imagine this being the view from your lunch table. That’s the pleasure of being in Les Goudes, an enjoyable boat-ride from Marseille’s Vieux Port. An 8-euro one-way ticket takes you out through the Vieux Port, past Fort Saint Jean and MuCEM, out to the open sea where …

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Calanques the Stunning Fjords of Provence

The Fjords of Provence Just east of Marseille lays the charming coastal town of Cassis, nestled at the bottom of steep, vineyard-covered hills that come almost to the sea. It’s so adorably cute that you might think you are walking into a postcard. There’s nothing better than a stroll through …

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Spring in the Calanques @MyDreamyProvence
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A cliff walk and one of the clearest water swims in the Med

Contributor blog post by Jill Cowdry: As days become warmer, it’s impossible to resist the urge to get out – attention turns to more exercise and a spring swim in the med.  A short drive from Aix en Provence or Marseilles the magical Calanques are a special place to walk, breath …

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MuCEM views #Marseille #Provence #MUCEM @PerfProvence
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Reasons to Visit Marseille Must See List

It is too bad that some visitors shy away from France’s second biggest port, scared off by Marseille’s somewhat edgy reputation. In the past, they might have been right, but now it would be a crying shame to miss the museums and the shopping in Marseille. When you go this …

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Cassis #Provence @PerfProvence
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A Sea-side Lunch in Cassis

Cassis is located just east of Marseille and is very famous for the adjacent large towering white cliffs.  The cliffs are equally stunning as those found along the English Chanel in Normandy. There are beautiful inlets called les Calanques that are accessible mostly by boat, or in some cases by …

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les Calanques de Maupas Esterel Var via @FibiTee
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A beach-a-week: les Calanques de Maupas

Contributor blog post by Phoebe Thomas: Summer has been in full force on the French Riviera for many weeks now, one of my boys has been on holiday for 5 weeks and the other 2 weeks but I’m only just beginning to find the time to make the most of …

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Cassis Port #Cassis #Provence @ProvenceTayls
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Cassis is Perfect on a Sunday for Lunch

What is there better to do on a warm Summer Sunday than visit Cassis – 27 degrees forecast today, leave early, take a walk along the calanques, ( inland waterways with high cliff faces), be seated for lunch by 12.30 at one of the many port side restaurants, Explore this …

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Le Chateau Calanque de Sormiou #Provence @Aixcentric
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Memorable Dining at Le Chateau

Contributor blog post by: Aixcentric This is the view as you drive over the rocky mountains towards the Mediterranean from the very eastern edge of Marseille. The breathtaking Calanque de Sormiou is the setting for ‘Le Chateau’ a family-run restaurant established back in 1948. To be able to drive down …

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