The breathtaking Massif des Calanques constitutes one of the greatest expanses of rugged terrain along the French coastline, and is truly an incredible adventure to experience. Stretching 20 km (12.5 miles) between Marseille and the town of Cassis, these limestone "finger" formations have been carved predominantly by wind and water erosion over thousands of years, creating a wildly unique landscape that is a hiker and rock climber's absolute dream come true.
Pull yourself up the the rocky face of Calanque de Sormiou, discover the hidden beach along Calanque de Sugiton, explore the underwater cave inscriptions near Calanque de Morgiou or head inland and challenge yourself to a hike up Mont Puget, the massif's highest point at 563 m (1,847 ft). As rewarding outdoor adventures go, it's a definite can't miss.
Location:9th arondissement, Marseille, France