The Calanques National Park is an oasis near historic Marseille. It’s a hiker’s playground and wildlife-watching wonderland that feels far from civilization. For a memorable adventure surrounded by pine forests and turquoise waters, book accommodation in the Calanques.
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An outdoor dreamland filled with activities
The Calanques are a series of beautiful coves. Hiking in the Calanques is one of the most thrilling activities in the South of France. Renowned for its craggy, fjord-like inlets, there are ample trails across stony massifs and pine-laden paths. These include majestic climbs to the summit of Mont Puget where sweeping panoramas of the ocean await.
The Calanques are particularly spectacular when approached by sea. Kayaking or boat tours from Marseille and Cassis provide dreamy days out on turquoise waters. Best approached with the freedom of your own vessel, you can moor up for a magical swim in beauty spots like Calaque de Port Pin. The more daring can cliff jump in Calanque du Sugiton or enjoy diving opportunities amid shipwrecks and shoals of fish.
When you’ve had your fill of outdoorsy action, look to nature for some quiet relief. This Cassis national park is home to hundreds of dazzling plant and animal species. You'll find Europe's longest snake, the Montpellier snake, here, alongside the stunning Bonelli's eagle, ocellated lizard and dolphin and whale species offshore.
Book a retreat near the Cassis national park
There are plenty of bases to stay in when exploring the Calanques National Park. One of the closest is the captivating fishing village of Cassis. Our The Originals Boutique, Hôtel Cassitel is in the centre of town and boasts enviable sea views for a relaxed and memorable stay. Stroll directly to the beach from your front door or unwind on the terrace after a day out.
Visiting the Calanques National Park is possible from Marseille, where you’ll find our charming The Originals City, Hotel Côté Sud. With colourful Provence-style rooms rich in red hues, you can unwind in the hotel bar or discover Marseille after kayaking the Calanques. The Originals City, Hotel Le Relais d'Aubagne in nearby Aubagne is another spectacular option brimming with on-site facilities for swimming and dining.
From sleek city stays to rural retreats, choose from the finest holidays in Provence within easy reach of the Calanques National Park. Book an Originals hotel to discover this natural refuge of cliffs and tranquil waters.