Discover Cap Canaille
and its legendary sunset
Its ochre colour contrasts with the white limestone of the Calanques. The tallest maritime cliff in Europe at 394 m, Cap Canaille overlooks the village of Cassis and offers the most beautiful and accessible view in the area. It offers a spectacular view over the open sea, the Calanques, Cassis and La Ciotat. At the summit there is a magical hiking path alongside the sea which allows you to discover the wild gardens of Cap Canaille up to Bec de l’Aigle.
East of the village and our 2-star hotel in Cassis, Cap Canaille rises out of the Mediterranean as one of the tallest coastal cliffs in Europe The Massif, listed in 1986, is a spectacular rocky landscape with deep valleys overlooking the sea, and amazing ochre pudding stone (a conglomerate of stones and compacted sand) landscapes carved out by erosion.
The Route des Crêtes tourist road, which is 15km long, winds along the Massif and joins up with La Ciotat. Particularly enjoyed by bikers and cyclists, it offers spectacular views over the Gulf of Cassis, the calanques, the Riou archipelago in Marseille harbour to the west and Var to the east. The well-equipped car parks let you stop and spend a moment to admire this beautiful landscape.