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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  • August 16, 2017
    The view here is breathtaking, we came here at 6pm (August) and the view, the fresh air was great. It is best if you come here with your flycam. It is dangerous if you stand on the ledge to take photo...  more »
  • June 27, 2017
    The canaille Cape is the most beautiful and the most accessible of all the panoramas of the region, offers a breathtaking view on the side of the creeks and the cities of Cassis and La Ciotat.
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  • June 14, 2017
    A must see! The scenery is splendid, we are cut off from the world for a few minutes of pure happiness. I advise to do this trip for the sunset, couple it is very romantic, friends is really nice. The Cape can be reached easily by car, feel free to continue to roll until the end of the cliff, there you will find ample parking. The only negative is that it is not indicated as a cap canaille but as road ridges, be careful to take this direction.
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  • June 30, 2017
    The one day hike from La Ciotat to Cassis is highly recommended. These are the highest cliffs along the Mediterranean coast. Views are breathtaking.
  • September 2, 2017
    Breathtaking & stunning views!
  • July 4, 2017
    Amazing place, Hers on the road. It is necessary to stop and enjoy the incomparable panorama! Magnifique!
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  • August 3, 2017
    Excellent view of Cassis, a perfect climbing also site.
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  • August 14, 2017
    The highest cliffs of the Mediterranean. 3 stars in the Green Guide Michelin.
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