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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  • A stunning viewpoint at the top of the cliffs, 394 metres high (the highest sea cliffs in France), situated at the top of a narrow winding road between Cassis and La Ciotat. The view on a clear day is...  more »
  • Awesome place. A beautiful walk up the ridges and the view down is simply out of the World. The Cape has such fantastic vantage points of the sea view that each of them is breathtaking. Not to miss pl...  more »
  • We had a shore excursion from the port of Toulon. Our guide took us there for our first stop before the crowds hit. The view was breathtaking and I can't imagine visiting the area without stopping by....  more »

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