In the town of Cassis, there is one of the highest cliffs in Europe, falling on the sea (394 meters high at the level of the Grande Tête). There is a 15km winding road called « Route des crêtes » (Crests road) at the top. It goes from Cassis to la Ciotat. There are many outstanding viewpoints.
The setting was used to shoot the movie « Perched on a tree », with Louis de Funes, and later for the first rallye scene in « Taxi 2 ». When you arrive from Cassis, a road can take you to the relay mast where the view on the Cassidian vineyards is beautiful.
Cap Canaille, with its cornices, arches, aerial ledges and preserved caves, offers an exceptional setting and climbing routes for climbers of all levels.
At the base of the immense Soubeyranes cliffs, which plunge into the blue Mediterranean, there are numerous rocky blocks. They provide a true refuge for marine life, numerous birds, and terrestrial species. This area is protected by a marine reserve, which extends the specific biodiversity naturally safeguarded of the rugged relief of the cliffs.
How to get there
- Entrance restrictions:
During summer, access to the Cap Canaille massif is subject to the same regulations as the calanques.
Check out the entrance regulation to know if it is possible to get to Cap Canaille.
Be careful, on windy days in particular, the Route des Crêtes can be closed at any time and without notice, regardless of the access conditions to the massifs.