THE CALANQUES AREA IS FAMOUS FOR ITS BREATHTAKING SCENERY, OUTSTANDING BIODIVERSITY, AND CULTURAL HERITAGE
Close to the second largest city in France, Marseille, this natural jewel has been protected and preserved for over a century.
The idea of a national park for the calanques was raised over 40 years ago. However, it was not until 1999 that an organization was created, the GIP des calanques. This association had the aim of preserving and protecting this magnificent heritage. This grouping as well as the law of April 14, 2006, reforming the national parks, were determining factors in the concretization of the project of the national park of the calanques. The 10th French national park, the Calanques Park was created on April 18, 2012. Both terrestrial and marine, the Calanques National Park extends from Marseille to La Ciotat.
THE CALANQUES THAT YOU CAN FIND IN THE PARK :
Île Verte- Calanque du Mugel- Calanque de Figuerolles - Calanque du Cannier- Plage L'Arène - Plage du Corton- La Presqu'ile - Calanque de Port-Miou - Calanque de Port Pin - Calanque d'En-Vau - Calanque de L'Oule - Calanque de Devenson - Calanque de Sugiton - Calanque de Morgiou - Calanque de Sormiou - Calanque de Cortiou - Calanque de l'Escu - Calanque de Podestat - Calanque de Marseilleveyre - Archipelago of Riou - Cap Croisette - Calanques des Trous - Calanque du Mauvais Pas - Calanque de Saména
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