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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 Corsica has to offer by arranging your trip with our Corsica route planner .
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  • We have explored the Calanche on Foot and can recommend that to anyone. Magnificent Views of the Sea and the idiosyncratic Rock Formations. In October we had no Problems getting a Parking space and on the Hiking Trail we were almost alone as well. It must be said that we left relatively late and many Tourists were already coming back to meet. In the last Part of the Hike, which leads through a Forest, we have seen several fire Salamanders!
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  • We visited them by boat, by car and on foot. Breathtaking, beautiful, we can't qualify this marvel. By boat we did it with the pass-partout 3, a small boat that sneaks all over the caves and other beautiful little places. The roads are narrow and sinuous not easy to park and to see the beautiful sights is better to walk. And what a pleasure the hiking in these famous calanques and I do not talk about the sunsets. A marvel.
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  • We have explored the Calanche with the bus, as well as a small hike in stunning weather along the road. A new gorgeous lovely waiting for us behind every corner. In brilliant sunshine, the bizarre rock formations worked like from another world. Because here other people like it well, you should be here either early or later something to escape the hustle and bustle.
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