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Les Calanche Cliffs, Corsica
(4.9/5 based on 440+ reviews on the web)
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. Plan to visit Les Calanche Cliffs and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Galeria attractions using our Galeria tour planner.
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  • After several stay in Corsica, we don't never tire to make a detour by the Piana island. The site is great and offers many walks. Not to be missed
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  • This wonderful site is a true wonder of nature. He really deserves its ranking. Left early from Ajaccio (mid-October), we were able to cross it quietly. It was not still very hot, the Sun was struggling to get up. Fortunately there were few tourists
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  • Great morning drive and better still in the evening after 18.00 by boat at the start of the Porto marinne - attention road close. For the boat, the Agency PassePartout is ideal.
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