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Discover the stunning scenery of Mediterranean coastline of sublimely scenic Cassis from the rocks!

Situated in the heart of the famed French Riviera, Cassis is perfectly located for all types of rock climbing adventures. Boasting incredible scenery all around the coastal town as well as proximity to several national parks, there is no better place to head for a rock climbing holiday! Compare and book a certified guide for your trip on Explore-Share.com: 1500+ guides, 70+ countries and more than 8000 different programs to choose from. Take a pick from our selection of Rock Climbing trips in Cassis. The mountains are calling!

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FAQs: Rock Climbing in France

What should I know about Rock Climbing France?

Cassis is ideally situated for all sorts of incredible rock climbing adventures.

Just outside of the scenic seaside resort town are the Cap Canaille, the highest seaside cliff in all of France. Boasting great views out over the Mediterranean, the cap offers plenty of high-quality options to climb. Composed of pristine, ochre-coloured sandstone, it is a true pleasure to climb for intermediate-level participants.

A bit farther afield, Mercantour National Park is also home to some excellent rock climbing opportunities. At 3,143 meters in elevation, Cime du Gélas is an especially popular destination for climbing enthusiasts. The third highest peak in the Maritime Alps offers plenty of incredible views from its lofty summit.

Why should I choose France for my Rock Climbing adventure?

Stunning scenery

Situated among the dolomite and limestone cliffs that dominate this portion of the French Riviera, Cassis is an incredible scenic spot for a rock climbing adventure. Whether you head out into Calanques National Park to see some of the largest and most scenic examples of these geological phenomena or make the journey up to the verdant cliffs and gorges of Verdon Regional Natural Park, you won’t regret making the trip.

Verdon Gorges

Situated just to the northeast of Cassis, the Verdon Gorges offer even more incredible rock climbing opportunities. Climb from numerous river and stream banks up to mountain summits, enjoying impeccable views of the unique surroundings en route. There are plenty of incredible climbing opportunities that are perfect for every level of rock climbing enthusiast.

Calanques National Park

Sprawling over 500 square kilometers, just on the outskirts of Cassis, Calanques National Park is a playground for rock climbing enthusiasts. Complete with stunning seaside cliffs (known as Calanques), there are plenty of options to fill hours, days or weeks of climbing for participants of every level. The Calanques de Sormiou, Morgiou, Port-Miou, Sugiton and Cosquer Cave are among the most popular destinations in the park.

What can I expect from the weather during my Rock Climbing trip in France?

During the rock climbing season, Cassis enjoys average daily temperatures ranging from 18 ºC to 28 ºC. In terms of rain, the summer and autumn are the wettest months of the year, with August being the wettest month.

How can I get to France?

The easiest way to get to Cassis is generally flying into Marseille Provence Airport (MRS). From here, you can rent a car and make the 50 minute drive from the airport. It is also possible to travel by bus, which takes only slightly longer.

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When is the best time to travel to France for Rock Climbing?

May to September

What people are saying about Rock Climbing | Cassis



I got this experience for my fiancé for his bday and he loved it! It was his first time climbing and he had an amazing time.






Guillaume was great with my 13 year old. He challenged her with more advanced climbs which she loved. He also helped me improve my belay skills! Thank you.



The climb with Robin was amazing. We were a group of 3 and he picked us up at the bus station since we didn't have a car. He took us on the route de Cretes which is beautiful, and then climbed les Calanques. The day was perfect and the view was mesmerizing. At the end, he dropped us off at the city center of Cassis since we luckily had the time to visit it. I would definitely recommend the guide, who watched over us and is friendly, and the route which was so beautiful!



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