Calanques of Marseille
The Calanques extend from the Goudes to Cassis, making up the coastline of Marseilleveyre and Puget massives.
The inlet is hollowed out from resistant chalk and its sea water is seriously fresh since its numerous streams run straight into the sea under its surface via an underground network which gathers together the rippling sounds of the highlands.
You can easily stroll around the inlets as all the paths are signposted. The best known ramble is the GR 51 which crosses the Calanques group of mountains from the west to the east. Due to numerous fires, access to this group of mountains is restricted in summer.
List of the Calanques from the west to the east :
Callelongue Calanque : port, restaurant, UCPA diving centre, accessible by bus (n°19/20 line) and by car
Calanque of la Mounine
Calanque of Marseilleveyre : beach, bar-restaurant, diving centre, accessible on foot from Callelongue
Calanque of the Queyrons
Calanque of Podestata
Calanque of Cortiou: attendance of the used water purification station emissary of Marseille
Calanque of the Escu
Calanque of Sormiou : village and small port, restricted access by car
Calanque of la Triperie
Calanque of Morgiou : village and small port, restricted access by car
Calanque of Sugiton : much frequented, «family friendly», accessible on foot from Luminy (bus n°21 or by car)
Calanque of Pierres Tombées : accessible on foot from Sugiton, renamed naturist inlet
Calanque of l’œil de Verre (Calanque of the Eye of the Glass) : difficult access, rather more reserved for ramblers
Calanque of the Devenson
Calanque de l'Oule : almost inaccessible
Calanque d'En-Vau : beach, reknown climbing area
Calanque de Port-Pin : accessible on foot from Cassis
Calanque de Port-Miou : access by car to get quite close, old quarry, arranged as a sailing port, it is the only inlet which is part of the Cassis rural district
Due to the numerous fires, access to this group of mountains is restricted in summer, you can get information from the Public Interest Group of the Inlet Business Park of Marseille South at Le Paradou, Building A4 13 0 (Groupement d'Intérêt Public des Calanques Parc d'Affaires Marseille Sud - Le Paradou Bât A4 13 0)