Hike & Beautiful View – Calanque d’En-Vau, Marseille, France

Hike & Beautiful View – Calanque d'En-Vau, Marseille, France

Marseille is the second-largest city in France. Its metropolitan area is the third-largest in France after those of Paris and Lyon.

A calanque is a narrow, steep-walled inlet that is developed in limestone, dolomite, or other carbonate strata and found along the Mediterranean coast.

The calanque of En-Vau is one of the many calanques of the coast between Marseille and Cassis.

It is located at the south-east end of the 9th district of Marseille, in the official district of Vaufrèges, just before the inlet of Port Pin (only the inlet of Port-Miou is in the commune of Cassis). Very steep, with high cliffs, it is a famous climbing site.

The beach is made of pebbles and on the bottom alternate sand and posidonia. Unfortunately the small beach is overcrowded during the summer (a regulation is being studied to limit the number of visitors).

Video Source: CASSIS : Calanque d'En Vau from Dominique Cathala on Youtube CC BY