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Half-day sport climbing trip in southern France (Calanques de Marseille, Sainte Baume, Garlaban)

Enjoy a half-day sport climbing experience in Provence, in southern France, along Rock Climbing Instructor Guillaume. Join a program suitable for all levels, in the Calanques or in other great spots near the cities of Marseille, Cassis and La Ciotat.


1/2 Day

Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov

Open To Everyone

First Time


* Discover amazing climbing spots in southern France

* Go climbing for the first time or improve your climbing skills!

* Climb great routes suitable to your level and wishes


If you are looking to venture yourself into climbing or you already have experience and just want to improve your technique, I have a proposal for you. Join me on a half-day sport climbing in southern France and enjoy a great climbing experience in beautiful locations in the Provence region.

I will take you on a half-day sport climbing trip in some of the many climbing venues near Marseille, La Ciotat and Cassis. We can climb in the Calanques National Park, Garlaban, Sainte Baume, Cap Canaille or Destel, among many othter great possibilities.

Depending on your level, weather and wishes, we will choose the climbing spot that best suits you. The activity is suitable for children as well! No matter if you have never climbed before or if you are an experienced climber, we will find a great spot for you or your group.

The Calanques Massif with its limestone cliffs over the Mediterranean is one of the most beautiful rock climbing spots in France. Rock climbing is one of the best ways to discover the unique atmosphere and amazing places of this region.

Don’t hesitate to send me a request if you want to join me! Book your trip and I will guide you on a  great sport climbing day.

Price includes

- Guiding fee


How long are we going to climb for? What time will we start?

The climbing time is about 3 hours. The appointment is typically scheduled in the morning, starting at 9 a.m. and lasting until around 12 p.m. If you wish to climb for a full day, it's also possible, of course. You'll find more information about my full-day climbing tours in Les Calanques on this page here: https://www.explore-share.com/trip/multi-pitch-rock-climbing-calanques-southern-france/

Will I be required to bring my own technical climbing equipment?

You should bring walking shoes or sneakers and a backpack with water and snacks.
I will supply the helmet, rope, and quick draw.
If you don't have climbing shoes, I can lend you a pair.

Where is the meeting point? How can I get there?

The meeting point is located on the Route des CrĂŞtes, situated between Cassis and La Ciotat. You can verify the exact location by visiting this page: https://maps.app.goo.gl/8aMUFRGofhLVxJbEA
If you're using public transportation, I can also arrange to pick you up at La Ciotat train station.

Is deep water soloing possible in Les Calanques?

Deep water soloing is possible in Les Calanques, including the area around La Ciotat. There are several captivating climbing locations available. However, it's essential to be aware that this activity is highly dependent on weather conditions. If the sea is rough or the weather is unfavorable, it can pose safety risks.

About the guide

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Rock Climbing Instructor

My name is Guillaume. I am a certified Rock Climbing Instructor in the Calanques, offering guided tours from Marseille to Cassis and everywhere in Provence.

I have been passionate about climbing since I was I child. I was initiated very early into climbing thanks to the mountain club of my hometown, Villemur sur Tarn, a small village in the south west of France. I had my first classes on the rock of Saint Antonin Noble Val, in the gorges of Aveyron.

During a trip with friends, I discovered Marseille and especially its national park. The beauty of the landscapes, the sun, the sea, and the endless number of climbing routes totally seduced me! After a year already planned in Quebec, I decided to validate my university degree in computer science. I applied to the last year of Computer Master at the Faculty of Luminy and moved to Marseille.

My passion for climbing became my profession a few years later, following a professional reconversion. More than 10 years later, I still live close to this beautiful area that is the Calanques and climbing in all its forms remains forever a passion.


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What people are saying about this trip



Guide was relatively helpful when planning, but we needed to reschedule due to rain, he stopped responding completely to email or text. Day of the climb, I kept messaging and trying to call him, but he blocked me? Very confusing. I'm sure he's probably a good climbing guide (we never ended up climbing with him), but his responsiveness was pretty unprofessional. We ended up finding some hikes to do in calanques and climbing at the local gym 🤷‍♂️ Guillaume’s answer - “Hello, thank you for your message. I’m sorry that we couldn’t make this outing because of the rain and then your schedule. Know that I didn’t block you but when we are active in the Calanques we don’t necessarily have a network.”



We had a wonderful half-day climbing with Guillaume! He was extremely knowledgeable, quickly setting lines so we could keep climbing, offering helpful advice without being overbearing, and identifying runs that would challenge each of us (despite different skill levels). On top of that, he was extremely helpful in both picking us up and dropping us off at the train station. All-around great experience.



Guillaume choose a good venue suited to the group and weather and everyone in the family had a great time. Happy to climb more with him in the future.

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