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"Once you have collected the ticket booklet take advantage of the fantastic offers including free admission into museums public transport guided walks and special offers for shopping shows a free sample of ""Four des Navettes"" (famous local biscuit) and much more!Discover the oldest city in France with your Marseille City Pass."""
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Marseille City Pass
"Once you have collected the ticket booklet take advantage of the fantastic offers including free admission into museums public transport guided walks and special offers for shopping shows a free sample of ""Four des Navettes"" (famous local biscuit) and much more!Discover the oldest city in France with your Marseille City Pass."""
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Les Calanques Tips (17)

Visit calanques by boat and swimming

Hello, I am the owner of Blue Attractions Marseille, Blue Attractions is the english version of the well known marseille's company "bleu evasion". We offer trips in the Calanques on comfortable boats, with swimming and a lot of possiblities, even a tour by night for an unforgettable sightseeing. Our website is http://www.attractions-sightseeing-marseille-calanques-cassis.co.uk/

Sincerly,Thomas

tmartinchave
Jun 02, 2010

Visiting the Calanques in Marseilles

I visited Les Calanques in October, and the boat departed from the old harbour
(le vieux port) in Marseilles.

If you want more information, contact: www.croisieres-marseille-calanques.com
or email: accueil@croisières-marseille-calanques.com

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nyperose
Nov 23, 2008

Fabulous rough landscape

Ready for some fascinating landscape? Take a bus to Luminy and do a little walking!

Luminy seems to be the University area of Marseille, but also the starting point for some wonderful hikes to and along the Calenques. There is a 3 km trail with interesting information posts. At the end we had the choice to either take another trail up to one of the mountains, one trail down to the sea or a short trail to a place called “Bellevue” – the beautiful view, so that was where we went! Beautiful views, indeed, but boy, that Mistral really blew hard!!! (see my warning and danger tip!)

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tini58de
Apr 09, 2007

Calanque from Luminy : Calanque Callelongue

The little calanque of Callelongue is our latest calanque of our hike from Luminy...we are finally in Marseille.
Hidden behind rocks of Saint Michel (321 m, containing 3 grottos) and Les Goudes (258 m), it is the terminus of the coastal street, the "end of the world" of the inhabitants of Marseille.
It inspired a lot of movie maker : Pagnol in "César" (1936), Verneuil pour "La table aux crevés" (1953),....

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Jul 05, 2005
 
 
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Calanques from Luminy : the colors of Sormiou

Sormiou is the calanques with the nicest colors...under the sun, you will be astonished by the contrast of the turquoise and blue water, the white houses and stones, the red roofs, the green nature...

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ptitetoile
Jul 04, 2005

Calanques from Luminy : The Calanque of Sormiou

Sormiou is the largest Calanque in the direction of Marseille. There is a little village and a UCPA sport center ...There is also a nice beach and the nicest things are the shades if blue and green in the water...really impressive!

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ptitetoile
Jun 20, 2005

Calanques from Luminy : the Calanque of Sugiton

This is my first impression of the Calanques...not bad isn't it? This is the small calanque of Sugiton (30 minutes from the University).
-You can choose a path going up to the Belvedere with a wondeful point of view on the calanques to the north and to the south ;-) But be careful to the wind!!!! I really thought I could fly!!!!
-Or you can go down to the little inlet to begin the hike to the Calanque of Callelongue...

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ptitetoile
Jun 20, 2005

Calanques from Luminy : chalky rocks

The Calanques are chalcky rocks that reflects the sunlight...Sometimes, some flowers and plants still succeed in growing on it!!! And it is so nice to see! Sometimes you can also see some cristal formations ;-)

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ptitetoile
Jun 20, 2005

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Calanques from Luminy : The "garrigue"

The garrigue is
a low vegetation mix, characteristic of the chalky hills of the Mediterranean, composed essentially of bushes (of which the broom, the juniper, the wild thyme, the rosemary and lavender) and of holly-oak. It is the consequence of the destruction, due to the slaughtering of wood, the culture and the fires, of the Mediterranean forest that growed once in the region.
This "garrigue" is the flora found in the Calanques. You will find it for example here on the path from Luminy University leading to the Calanque of Sugiton.

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ptitetoile
Jun 20, 2005

Calanques : from Luminy : the nicest part !!!!

Our first Calanque hike was from Luminy to Callelongue...the nicest part of the Calanque for me! In fact, it was a recommandation of a hiker women we met in the bus to go to Luminy! It is in fact the GR along the sea. This GR can found on a map of IGN-map (to buy in a library).
Luminy is the university village situated on the heights of the calanques. There are busses going to Luminy quite often (every 15 minutes I think) and the journey lasts about 30 minutes starting from Rue de Rome.
The hike takes about 6-7 hours (with some stops to take foot bathes) to Callelongue. The most wonderful "calanques" are in the first part of the walk : Calanque de Sugiton, Morgiou et Sormiou. The path is there sometimes difficult (with a lot op ups and downs) but get easier and more flat at the end...

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ptitetoile
Jun 13, 2005

Les Calanques

you'll be welcomed by wild lavender before starting to hike the mountain of Calanques in Sugiton; water is so clear and you can see the bottom even at the top of the mountain; it's so windy at the top and my hat was nearly blown away; or you may go down the mountain and towards the beach, many young people go camping during weekend there....
take the metro line 2 from Saint-Charles towards the direction Ste Marguerite and stop at Rond Point du Prade, then take bus 21 to 'Luminy'....this is the cheapest way to get to the 'entrance' of this fantastic view.

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Quinevere
Jan 09, 2003

Walking in the national park

Take bus 21 to the end station called Luminy. You can get the bus at place Castellano. Direct at the end starts the walking trail through the national park Calanques.

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AnnaHermans
Jan 01, 2009

Things to Do Near Marseille

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Palais de Longchamp

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Vieux Port

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Basilique Notre Dame de la Garde

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Cathédrale de la Major

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La Foire aux Santons

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