Les Calanques

by Bert Schwarz

The Parc National des Calanques, is a 20 km long, wild and spectacular stretch of rocky mountains that rise out of the wonderful turquoise waters of the Mediterranean Sea.

Les Calanques

Story, Camera, Editor : Bert Schwarz

© travel-magazine TV 2016

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The rocky cliffs are interrupted here and there by small, idyllic beaches that can only be reached by boat.

Calanques © Bert Schwarz

If you want to visit the Calanques between October and June, you should follow the marked hiking trails. In July and August most paths are closed due to the danger of forest fires. The only possibility is to get there by boat or boat, as we did from Sanary-sur-Mer, where we made an unforgettable trip with the "Croix du Sud".

Bookings can be made directly at the pier in Sanary for various routes. In the season you should be prepared for waiting time.