On the East side of the village and harbor of Cassis near Marseille, Cap Canaille forms a huge stone rampart. The cliffs of this mountain are the highest sea cliffs in France. Their highlight is the Great Head with its sheer drop of 394m. ( Read more )
The Cap Canaille Massif is classified. It offers spectacular views over the Gulf of Cassis, the Calanques, the Riou archipelago in the bay of Marseille on the west and the Var on the East.
Click in the images to enlarge them.
Canaille” comes from Latin “Canalis mons”, meaning “mountain water, aqueducts,” or “Cape Naio” Provencal, “mountain diving into the sea”.
Cap Canaille is a headland situated in Provence, on the Mediterranean Sea coast between Cassis and La Ciotat 2 cities near Marseille. At 394 m (1,293 ft), it is the highest sea cliff of France.
Click in the pictures to enlarge them.
Hiking the creeks around Marseille is amazing and spectacular. This walking holiday is all about blue sea and white lime stone cliffs and offers unforgettable scenery. The coast from Cassis to Marseille is a protected paradise. This is the heart of the Provence, where Marcel Pagnol, Dumas, Lamartine and even Simone de Beauvoir wrote about these creeks and where many painters of all periods have been seduced by the colors and the unique year round sunlight ! ( Read more )