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Calanques rock climbing 5 day trip

3-day rock climbing course in Les Calanques and Sainte Victoire

Choose the destination for this tailor-made climbing course in France: Calanques or Sainte Victoire. Hervé, IFMGA certified mountain guide, will take you on the best routes for your level and take you to cozy restaurants.


3 Days


Apr - Jun, Sep - Nov






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I invite you to join me in this rock climbing course around the impressive Calanques of the Mediterranean, a must to anyone visiting the South of France. I can take you climbing in the Calanques and Sainte Victoire. 

I organize long-weekend tours, from Thursday evening to Sunday evening, where you can decide the itinerary, based on your climbing skills –from beginner to advanced– or the places you want to visit. This trip is for private groups and it will be tailored to your wishes.

This tour can be made around Calanques of Cassis, Buoux or Sainte Victoire mountain, all near Marseille.

These cliffs are a series of impressive white limestone rocks that stand upon deep valleys. They form part of a rare ecosystem, with colourful fishing villages and peaceful creeks with intense and clear water.

We will have a picnic for lunch, and enjoy dinner in small friendly restaurants, most of them in fishing villages.

In Marseille, the Calanques extend for almost 20 km along the coast between up to Cassis. The highest peaks in this mountain range are the Marseilleveyre (432 meters high) and Mont Puget (565 meters high). Here might traverse the “Sentier du Petit Prince”, a hiking trail called after The Little Prince, the classic children’s book by Antoine de Saint Exupéry. There are many possible routes like Saména, Callelongue, Morgiou, Sugiton… Depending on the level of the group we will decide the itinerary.

Or, you can choose to climb around the Sainte Victoire mountain, in Provence, a large mass with high white cliffs.

Finally, another option is Buoux, “The Laboratory”, a site near the Buoux village, in Provence. It offers more than 500 routes in its 90 meters walls of limestone-coated sandstone.

Either option will make for an unforgettable journey. Please contact me to arrange the details of your trip!

Or, if you are planning a visit to this region, please check my 2-day hiking program in Provence (from beautiful lodge) or my Preparation course for adventure tourism (2 days in Provence).

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Transportation start and back

Secure your spot with just 25% payment

48-hour free cancellation with 30-day advance booking


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The price indicated is a base price per person for a group of 4.

Meeting point

In Marseille.

About the guide: Hervé

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Mountain Guide

IFMGA/UIAGM mountain guide
I come from Marseille and I found my passion for mountaineering very early, climbing Les Calanques, some mountains in the Verdon region and in the Alps. I got my IFMGA (mountain guide) certificate in 1983 and my ski instructor license in 1985.
I brought my clients on many summits of the Alps and went abroad to discover the world. I went skiing, climbing, mountaineering… in Morocco, Norway, Algeria (Hoggar), Yosemite (El Capitan) and Nepal. I discovered this passion for travelling and started to organize my first trips with my clients. In the late 80’, I went to the Annapurna Sanctuary and I did several ascents in Peru (Pisco, Yanapatcha and Huascaran). In the 90’, I did several trips in Nepal (Helambu, Langtang…).
I then kept on and further explored the world with my clients: Rolwaling traverse (Perchamo, Mera Peak Mingbo La), the summits of Yala Peak and the Yana Kanga, Patagonia (in Argentina), Manaslu tour in Nepal, Meso Kanto La, Mustang, Atacama desert in chili and many others.
I like bringing my clients mountaineering in summer and ski touring / heliskiing in winter.
Get in touch with me and let's discuss about your next guiding tour !


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What people are saying about Hervé


Hervé est fort à l'écoute de son client, il cerne très bien les attentes et les envies. Il est aussi très rassurant et porte une attention particulière au bien-être de chacun. Il a beaucoup d'expérience, on sent qu'il connaît bien la montagne et il est prudent. Enfin, il est discret et sympatique. Je le recommande vivement !


Many thanks for 3 great days of snow powder and amazing views in the 3 vallees. Knowledgeable, cautious and takes peoples tempo and abilities into account, adapting to needs.


Great moments of fun and found some lush powder in difficult conditions.



Excellent guide. Nous avons beaucoup aimé son professionalisme et sa gentillesse.



Hi Hervé, thanks for the 3 wonderful days skiing in the 3 Vallées. My family & I had a great time. You picked out the perfect runs. Hope to see you soon. Ashley.

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