The Calanque of Cassis

 

This remarquable site is nestled between Cassis and Marseille. It offers to the hikers a stunning landscape with limestone cliff. The word Calanque is believed to come from an Occitan word meaning inlet. They can be considered as mediterranean fjords. A calanque is a steep-sided valley formed within karstic regions either by fluvial erosion or the collapse of the roof a cave that has been subsequently partially submerged by the sea.

2 million people visit this site every years. There are more than 40 hiking trails totalizing 145 km.

 

 

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