Cape Canaille, Cassis

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Cap Canaille is a headland situated in the Bouches-du-Rhône département, in southern France, on the Mediterranean Sea coast between the towns Cassis and La Ciotat. At 394m, it is the highest sea cliff of France. The rock face of Cap Canaille is called Falaises de Soubeyrannes. The rock consists of layers of ochre-coloured sandstone, conglomerate and limestone from the Turonian age on top of grey marl from the Cenomanian until the Turonian age. The Corniche des Crêtes road runs over the top of the cliff.The name in Provençal is Cap Naio. It has been misunderstood in French and changed into Cap Canaille instead of "Cap Naille".
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  • You should necessarily go forth to the sunset here. The Cape Canaille is the highest cliff in France with an altitude of 362 metres with the Grande tête. A narrow and winding coast road, the route des Crêtes, you reach the cliff. From there offers great views of the sea and Cassis. Impressive!
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  • What a beautiful spot high above Cassis! Be very careful though - there is nothing protecting anyone from slipping off the edge! We saw people repelling down when we were there - I can't imagine! Love...  more »
  • To go from Cassis to La Ciotat, we borrowed the Ridge Road on snakes on highest maritime cliffs of Cap Canaille, France which rises to nearly 400 meters above the sea level. Along this winding road are landscaped parks that allow Park and admire the sublime panoramas on the side of the creeks and the cities of Cassis and La Ciotat. Change of scenery!
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  • The one day hike from La Ciotat to Cassis is highly recommended. These are the highest cliffs along the Mediterranean coast. Views are breathtaking.
  • Breathtaking & stunning views!
  • Amazing place, Hers on the road. It is necessary to stop and enjoy the incomparable panorama! Magnifique!
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  • Excellent view of Cassis, a perfect climbing also site.
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  • The highest cliffs of the Mediterranean. 3 stars in the Green Guide Michelin.
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