The stunning Calanques de Marseille are steep walled inlets found on the Marseille coast and bear a close resemblance to Norwegian fjords. Visitors to Marseille can take boat tours from Vieux Port to experience these natural wonders close up from the emerald blue waters.
Travellers planning to visit Calanques de Marseille can book convenient accommodation at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Marseille Vieux Port. With superbly designed rooms, fine dining, a swimming pool and a fully equipped fitness centre, this hotel is an ideal place to stay in Marseille.
Visiting the Calanques de Marseille
The Calanques de Marseille span the coastline between Marseille and Cassis, a series of dramatic valleys created from the remnants of river mouths.
The unique landscapes are soilless and made entirely of limestone with paths and trails winding through them. The spectacular views make a visit to the Calanques an essential part of any Marseille holiday.
Visitors can explore the Calanques de Marseille by road, or enjoy walking tours to Cap Canaille and see the best views of the Bay of Cassis and the Massif de la Gardiole, or cool off on the beach after a hike.
The Calanques can also be reached by sea, with many companies offering boat trips to tourists from the Vieux Port. Visitors can relax on the waters as the captain navigates along the intricate rock formations at the base of the Calanques.
Staying at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Marseille Vieux Port
Situated across from Vieux Port and within easy reach of tour operators and local attractions, this Marseille hotel is the ideal Marseille accommodation to stay in when visiting the Calanques.