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.
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.
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.
May to September
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