Just outside of Marseille are the amazing Calanques, enormous rock formations which create inlets and private beaches that can only be accessed by hiking or boat. To get to the beginning of the hiking trail, we had to take a water-taxi leaving from Vieux-Port, one bus to the end of its line, and then an even smaller bus to navigate the narrow streets along the cliffs. The last bus dropped us off in a small port called Callelongue where there are a few houses and a single restaurant. The hike from the port to the private beach takes around an hour. We started hiking just before lunch time, and ate at the small restaurant on the sand once we got there. It was a surprisingly perfect day, not as hot as I’d expect for July in the South of France. As with most places we’ve been this year, I hope to go back someday.
All of my photos from the Calanques are here: Calanques on Flickr