In the town of Cassis, there is on of the highest cliffs in Europe, falling on the sea (400 meters high). 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 vineyards is beautiful.
Viewpoint in Cap Canaille
Overview of the calanques and the islands
Calanques seen from the cape
Going down to la Ciotat
How to get there
- Entrance restrictions: During summer the route des crêtes is closed when there is a lot of wind. Check ou the entrance regulation to know if it is possible to get to Cap Canaille.