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Calanque d'En-Vau, Cassis

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4.7/5 based on 95+ reviews on the web
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  • I visited the Calanque in September and the weather was pretty fine, around 30C. Before heading to the calanque, make sure you know the trail to the beach, which is long and not very well marked. On t...  read more »
  • We decided to make the trip departing from the nearby car park of the Creek of Port Miou to go up to that of En Vau. It takes at least 1 h 40 market if we take the path overlooking the sea from the second Creek of Port Louis... but that the trip is beautiful! personally we had to do this hike in 2 hours go given made many stops to enjoy the magnificent scenery. The descent to En Vau is a bit complicated (attention: this part is more akin to climbing only to walking, on some parts please make sure with the hands to the rocks to put your feet down, no danger however! but need good shoes market (at least of the tennis court), be a little flexible and... a little resistant to the lift! touring to make a fresh) take at least 1.5 l of water per person to eat to recharge the batteries for the return and of course hat and sunscreen. If you go for swimming forget either the shoes to go to water: Pebble Beach... arrival until the water is quite difficult barefoot. The parking lot side Cassis is paying: € 8 day... it takes so not forgotten the wallet. Rando made September 9 and still a lot of people on the beach, but the water is crystal clear and the superb site
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  • One of the most beautiful places I've visited. After a trail of about 1, 5:00, the landscape found are of Canyons to bluer sea possible.
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  • One of those unique and unforgettable natural world experiences you'll ever have. From the carpark down to the water is one hour of relatively easy hiking and I strongly recommend proper shoes as some parts are steeper and there are rocky sections which would make thongs (flip flops) a challenge. The way back is mostly uphill so allow 1h 20min. They recommend taking 1.5 L of water and I strongly agree, especially on a hot day. We didn't take enough in hindsight. Lastly, do not leave anything valuable in your vehicle. Ours was broken into and we had some items stolen. Trying to file a police report is not easy unless you speak French. Anyway the Calanque itself is amazing and picturesque, as good as the photos. The pebbly beach was crowded on a Sunday but still a good experience. No toilets though. If the national park people charged a small fee they might be able to afford installing toilets which will make a big difference to people's experience. Also on some days the car park fills up so you have to park next to the main highway and walk an extra 4-6 km total. Not recommended! Better to walk from Cassis if you can find a parking spot there. We're so glad we did the hike, despite the few minor negatives including the water being a little too cold for my liking. If you're into rock climbing this would be heaven.
  • It is just not very easy to get there from all those mountains. To be frank, we didn't make it. But still, all those calanques are so beautiful.
  • WARNING!!! Do NOT park in the lots for this place and especially not the upper street parking. You WILL be robbed. Our car was broken into and everything was taken, even dirty underwear. They should post signs because apparently this is a very common occurrence. Be warned and park in Cassis and walk over instead.
  • If you're not getting there by boat, be ready to walk a lot! But trust me, it is worth!
  • Thoroughly recommend a visit. It really is the jewel of the calanques. Don't go on a boat trip though as you don't get to step foot on the beach. Either go on a guided kayak excursion or do the hour walk from cassis. As a result of its accessibility don't expect to be there alone. Visit it during the week to avoid the worst of the crowds.
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