Saturday, 13 August 2011

Les Calanques

From the port of Cassis (or from Marseilles) you can take a boat ride to go out to gawk at the Calanques - fjord-like inlets with high white rocks on both sides.  The rock layers are very distinct features - reminded me of the geography lessons I had in school.  The great thing is they are also accessible by land and have become recreational areas for hiking, swimming and rock-climbing.

At Cassis, you can wait at the quay here for scheduled boat rides.  We went for one that took us to see eight calanques, all quite different.

Cassis with its backdrop of rocky outcrops seen from the sea

Great place for a picnic!


The headland of Cassis in view again.

Next post:  Cassis 

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