Calanque Port-Miou

Its port, sa tranquility and legends

Port Miou, means « better port » in Provençal. The most eastern calanque between Marseille and Cassis. It is the only calanque located within Cassis, at the edge ot town. It has a port which holds over 500 boats. This canal extends over 1 450 meters between masses of limestone.

Up until 1982, the white hard stones of Port Miou, called Cassis stones, were exploited and used to build the Suez canal and the dock of the Alexandrie port...The legend says that the stones were even used to build parts of the pedestal for the statue of liberty! These blocks of rock were exported to chemical factories to be crushed and extract lime.

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