Cassis – Calanque d’En-Vau

Calanques- those beautiful mountains, crystal clear sea, Cliffs to dive from, What else one will need to make the weekend exciting.

I recently visited Calanque d’En-Vau located near Cassis, in southern France located on the Mediterranean coast. It’s a port city which commands the view of an old chateau. We started our trek from cassis, in the beginning, it was very smooth, then was a descend into the Calanque de Port Pin. We stopped there for a while and moved on to the greater part of our journey. Then it became challenging and more exciting. In between, we stopped to rest, meanwhile had a great treat for our eyes. All we could see was the Calanques and sea. Then came a steep challenging descend into the Calanque d’En Vau.

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Port of Cassis
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Statue de Calendal
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Midway
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Just before the descend into Calanque d’en Vau
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Calanque d’En-Vau

We had a plan to swim, but we could hardly find people swimming! yes, it was very cold, the water temperature was around 15°C! Then with all the courage we swam and although initially it was bit cold later it was fine.

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Variety

We took a different route back to Cassis although it was tough at some points, we made it soon. And here is the total activity of the day.

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Activity of the day

Travelling tips

  1. An easy way to reach cassis is by the local train- TER. It costs around 6-10 Euro from Marseille. There are also buses to nearby places from Marseille.
  2. It’s a good idea to carry something to eat.
  3. If you are planning for the two-day trek you can opt the youth hostel nearby as wild camping is prohibited. Visit the tourism office at Cassis for information.
  4. Try to take a route by the side of Calanque d’en Vau to go back to Cassis. It’s a bit tough but worth it.

 

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Harish KP

Hi, this is Harish KP. A budding Engineer from Tumakuru, India, currently an intern at Lyon, France. This blog is mainly about My – Photography and travel experiences. Apart from this, all the thoughts I share here is my perspective only. I like to travel and explore things in a venturesome way. Swimming, hiking, reading, script writing and acting are my other hobbies. Coming to food, I like all most all vegetarian food and few Nonvegetarian dishes. My quest for delicious food never ends! I am a science freak too. I am curious about the aerial vehicles. Concepts of Time machine and Quantum travel are other fields of interest. I love Sci-Fi and war movies.

8 thoughts on “Cassis – Calanque d’En-Vau”

  1. Thanks for following my posts!
    I went to the Calanques some years ago and went out on a boat. Although it looked calm in the harbour, it was very rough when we got out and entered some of the Calanques. I was a litttle bit afraid as it was only a little boat.

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