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Calanques rock climbing week in Marseille and Cassis

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Discover rock climbing in the beautiful calanques of Marseille and Cassis during this 5-day course with the IFMGA certified mountain guide Sébastien.

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Massif des Calanques

5 Days

May, Jun, Sep, Oct


Spend five days surrounded by breathtaking scenery while practicing your technical skills in this calanques rock climbing course in Marseille and Cassis.

The most famous calanques in the world await! This course is targeted to climbers who want to improve their rock climbing skills. Athletes wishing to give rock climbing a try can also sign up. An intermediate-sustained climbing level (5c/6a level, in the French scale) is required as well as a very good physical condition.

With the Mediterranean Sea as a backdrop, the Marseille and Cassis calanques offer strikingly beautiful views of the area and amazing rock climbing conditions. The region’s great weather will only add to an adventure you will never forget!

A minimum of 4 and a maximum of 5 people can take this course together. It is available upon request from the beginning of May to mid-June and from the beginning of September to mid-October.

Don’t hesitate to contact me even if you are alone as we can usually find other people to take the course with you. And if you are part of a group, contact me to receive a preferential price!

On the first day, we will meet in Marseille and spend the morning at the beautiful Aiguille Sugiton. We will also do our first big route: the Direct. On the second day, we’ll tackle the Calanque d’En Vau, a 100 meter route with 4 belay stations. Day 3 is reserved for our first aerial route at La Candelle. You’ll enjoy unforgettable views at Castelviel on day 4 and then Morgiou on day 5.

Join me for this calanques rock climbing course and spend unforgettable five days discovering rock climbing in the most gorgeous surroundings you can imagine!

Price includes

- Guiding fee


Day 1: Meeting and first big route

Meeting at Marseille and climbing of La Direct.

Day 2: Calanque d'En Vau

Choice between two different routes on the magnificent D’Ansange cliff.

Day 3: La Candelle

First aerial route.

Day 4: Castelviel

Ramond crossing.

Day 5: Morgiou

Antécime route.



More info

This price does not include: transport to and from the starting point, drinks, accommodation (hotel, hut or camping to reduce costs), meals for you and the guide.

Meeting point


About the guide

IFMGA / UIAGM Mountain Guide -
Sébastien is originally from Toulon. Before he dedicated his time fully to his passion, mountaineering, he has completed a degree in Alpine Geography.
His thirst for adventure took him from countries such as Turkey and Peru to the high mountains of Pakistan .
Since 2000, he work as a Mountain Guide in Chamonix, La Clusaz and all over the world.


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La Clusaz

What people are saying about Sébastien Laurent

David Pyle


October, 2022

I had a great time climbing with Sebastien. He modified the trip because of the weather and was able to find dry rock on a wet day. Throughout the trip Sebastien not only provided plenty of climbing but also helped me on skills that I wanted to improve on.

Nathan Wangliao


September, 2022

Sebastien was a great guide! Thank you :)

Casey White


June, 2022

Sebastien was a fantastic guide, I had a great time and learned a lot. I would 100% use him again as a guide and the climbing / route choices were great as well

Antonia Mächler


February, 2022

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Robert Davis


July, 2021

Excellent course. Sebastien tailored the content to my goals and was a great and thorough instructor. A very enjoyable and educational course.



January, 2019

Gained skills and confidence in ice climbing, as well as some mountaineering skills. Guide was extremely knowledgeable and supportive. Look forward to working with Seb again.

Slawek Noga


October, 2018

Five amazing days ,professional and friendly service. Keep Calm and Climbing with Sebastien Lauren

david guo


September, 2018

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Alexandra Robert-rodiere


January, 2017

Grâce à Sebastien L vous repoussez vos limites! Exigent mais attentif il vous amènera découvrir des paysages hors des sentiers battus...avec la cool attitude. Bref un super guide!

Pascal Le Flao


February, 2016

Une page superbe, intéressante, un guide talentueux, sympa et simple avec qui on a plaisir à partager notre passion pour la montagne. Merci Sébastien !

Pascal Le Flao


February, 2016

Una página estupenda, interesante, una guía talentosa, agradable y sencilla con la que nos complace compartir nuestra pasión por la montaña. Gracias Sebastián!

D'Jé Titounian


December, 2015

Super semaine avec Sébastien et Guillaume. Très partant pour refaire un stage!!!



July, 2015

Unforgettable experience, thanks to our guide Sebastien we reached the summit, he prepared us not only with the required skills also with the psychological strength for such an emblematic summit. Also we want to thank Gauthier (from Explore-Share) for his help preparing this expedition.



April, 2015

It was my first ski touring experience in high montainous areas: it was just unique thanks notably to the way Sébastien managed us in a very professional way. He inspired confidence in our group while this was the very first time for three among us. Congrats.



February, 2015

Nous avons passé trois jours entre Chamonix et La Clusaz, quelques classiques dans les aiguilles rouges et une belle journée au début du massif des Aravis. Nous avons particulièrement apprecié Sébastien pour ces choix en rapport avec notre niveau, sa patience, sa pédagogie juste quand il faut, pro et sympathique,de très bons moments en montagne, sportifs et conviviaux.



May, 2014

Thanks a lot Sebastien for helping us in getting ready to ascent the Mont Blanc and for letting us discover the incredible Vallée Blanche. It has been an unique experience that we will probably never forget. I hope we can climb an other mountain soon together. Take care. Gauthier



May, 2014

Sebastien was very professional in guiding us to the top of Mont Blanc! Great atmosphere within the group thanks to his great character. I highly recommend him for anyone wanting to clim the Mont Blanc, no matter his level. Thanks again, Sebastien!



May, 2014

Sébastien taught us all the bases of glacier climbing. We spent nice days with him in the Vallée Blanche and Mont-Blanc area. He was very patient and pedagogue. Thanks to him we could discover great little summit close to Aiguille du Midi!



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