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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 Galeria has to offer by arranging your trip with our Galeria route planner .
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  • Good roads lead you through miles and miles of impressive rock formations, great in morning or evening sun.  more »
  • Lovely scenic stop in the road in the mountains, the red cliffs looks amazing in front of the blue water. Really beautiful worth a stop in your trip  more »
  • We went there the last week of November 2017, a wonderful time and we were all alone, we had no living soul. After going in Piana, in the direction of Porto, after 2 Km, on the right there is a small simple Stadium, actually a meadow to play football, parking's also right there, free parking. Parking (in the ground), go to the bottom of the stage and starts them departure for hiking, it is well reported, there are signs, for me the fairest is named the trail of the Virgin, attention with children because it's a little dangerous, climb gently into the roch with sea view, is wonderful, if we follow this path we go up then one point down, attention to children, and see you on the road and here we understand why they call this trail "path of the Virgin", there are roadside , at the start of this trail, a Virgin built into the rock, for people who are on the road by car we can clearly see this Virgin. Once you arrive at the road we can very well turn around or back by road, the circuit is between 4 and 5 Km.
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