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Les Calanche Cliffs, Corsica

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Vivid pink and orange rocky masses and pinnacles crumble into the blue sea composing Les Calanche Cliffs. Unusual erosion patterns form the rocks and porphyry needles, some of which soar 300 m (980 ft) above the waves. Strange patterns emerge from the constant water and wind erosion forming different figures and animals, the most famous of which is at the north end called the "Tête de Chien" (Dog's Head). Other creatures, include a Moor's head, a bishop, a bear, and a tortoise.

The ancient Cosquer cave that is part of the cliffs is a grotto that is 37 m (120 ft) underwater was once inhabited during the Paleolithic era, when the sea level was much lower than today. Its walls are covered with paintings and engravings dating back to between 27,000 and 19,000 BCE and depicting many terrestrial animals, such as bison, ibex, and horses, as well as sea mammals like seals. See Les Calanche Cliffs and all Girolata has to offer by arranging your trip with our Girolata route planner .
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  • What is this a piece of beautiful nature. On a photo it is not capture how beautiful it really is. Definitely worth a watch!
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  • As part of our tour of Corsica, crossed by road (2 km from crossing) this absolutely amazing and magical place because of its landscapes. Sumptuous! Having booked a hotel in Piana, the nearby village, we admired the change of the colors on the rocks based on the sunset. Magic! Highly recommend! Note that you can also enjoy the view of this magnificent site from the sea, taking a boat from Porto.
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  • What is it there beautiful. Really enjoy. Walking across the street is the be careful for motorised traffic. But: "Amazing, Wow!" Really a phenomenal natural phenomenon. Are you in Corsica then it would be a shame if you do not visit it. I like to return.
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