Calanque of l'Oeil de verre
The calanque de l’Oeil de verre, or St Jean de Dieu, is the last one that is easy to go to on this side of the massif du Puget. The path from Luminy is pleasant and has many beautiful viewpoints on the calanque de Sugiton, the cap Morgiou and the grande Candelle. Located at the feet of the Grande Candelle (465m), the calanque and its big blocs are not ideal for swimming. The flat rocks of the Lèque are more welcoming, but it is almost impossible to get there without the proper gear. You only have to look up to realize the place is more for experimented hikers and climbers.
Above the calanque there is the Val Vierge, also reachable from the pas de l’Oeil de verre (well equipped, but with the emptiness you can’t do any mistake). At the end, the difficult cheminée du diable allow you to go out of the Val vierge and get to the col de la Candelle. On the right, you can recognize the concave wall before the Devenson cliffs. Below, there is the dangerous black marked path, going through the corniche Paretti that goes to the calanque du Devenson. At the opposite, the same black path goes on the cliff on the socle de la Candelle, to join the Candelle corridor. It gives beautiful viewpoints, but beginners should avoid it because of the few difficult parts.
View of the Val vierge from the Cap Gros
The concave cliff
The end of the calanque
Flat rocks of the Lèque
How to get there
- Duration: 1h20 (From Luminy)
- Take the main track from Luminy to Sugiton (n°6A). At the col de Sugiton, turn left then follow the track to la Candelle (Green n°6). At the junction, stay on the left and follow the same gravel track to the end (at the next intersection, the marks on the path become red n°6). Pass the gate and keep going to the sea to reach the calanque.
- You can also get to the calanque de l’Oeil de verre by boat, more info here