Marseille Cassis Calanques : Best France National Park
The Marseille Cassis Calanques is, from our point of view the Best French National park. It can be discovered during a shore excursion from Marseille or a shore excursion from Toulon, but also during your leisure or professional stay in Provence.
After the island of Reunion in 2007, the Calanques zone between Marseilles and La Ciotat is now classified as a national park. The challenge is to reconcile protection of nature and human activities.
After the Vanoise, Port-Cros, the Ecrins, the Pyrénées, the Cévennes, the Mercantour, Guadeloupe, Guyana and Réunion, France now has a tenth national parks.
In preparation for over ten years, the Calanques national park officially saw the light of day on 18 April 2012. The new park extends over seven communes including Marseilles, Cassis and La Ciotat. It is the only national park in Europe that is continental, marine and peri-urban.
Known for its splendid landscapes comprising white cliffs plunging into the sea and small isolated creeks, the Calanques National Park is also remarkable for its biodiversity. On land as at sea, the site has numerous protected animal species including Bonelli’s eagle, the grouper, the brown meagre and even species of dolphins and marine turtles.
If the classification of this zone as a national park aims at protecting the fauna, flora and more generally the natural heritage, the challenge will above all consist in reconciling the protection of nature and human activities. Each year, 1.5 to 2 million visitors come to the Calanques National Park. Deluxe Drivers will do its best to make your visit to the Calanques the most Unique private day possible.
There are different ways to explore the Calanques that Deluxe Drivers France will be happy to organize for you during your stay in Provence.
If you enjoy sport and adventure, you can discover the Calanques by kayaking, mountain climbing or hiking. Depending on your level, we have the perfect experts to fit with your wishes.
The Marseille Cassis Calanques can also be discovered by boat, private or non private depending on your budget.
We will be glad to open the doors of our local english speaking captains to make you discover this french treasure.
These activities can be full day private tours or just part of one our Private tour Provence as follow:
For the Wine lovers, we can also include some private Wine tasting to discover 2 of the best appellation of Provence: AOC Cassis and AOC Bandol.
Deluxe Drivers will be happy to share its passion for Provence with you or your clients.