Particular cliffs and a splendid color of sea

Calanques (best example in Massif des Calanques) is indicating a series of natural inlets extending on a stretch of 20 km of coast from the popular fishermen village of Cassis to Marseille. These calanques formed in very different rock strata, often in layers of cemented pebble conglomerate. There is Calanque National Park in the limestone calanques included some other calanques, in which the "Calanque de Sugiton" is particularly note of its fantastic view: crystal blue-green sea, steep cliffs and reflects of the sun. You can access to the Calanques by boat, and best season for visit is March to May.
Another interesting post is the Cosquer cave which is an underwater grotto in the Calanque de Morgiou, 37 m underwater, that was once inhabited during Paleolithic, 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 BC and depict many terrestrial animals such as bison, ibex, and horses as well as sea mammals like seals and auks.

The Calanque de Sugiton

This Calanque is famous for its wonderful panorama. This place is easily accessible by hikers, starting from Luminy University Campusand by bus from Marseille. It is only Calanque which is open during summer time (most Calanques are prohibited to visit due to high fire risk).

The Cosquer Cave

This is the only cave in the world with an entrance below sea level that has paintings that are still intact. Despite submerged entrance (75%), there is a slope which leads to room above sea.

Paintings in the Cave

The paintings found here are exsisting over 20,000 years. You can know the living style of the people in these periods (19,000 and 27,000 years ago).