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Multi-pitch rock climbing in Calanques National Park, southern France

Guillaume, a Rock Climbing Instructor, takes you to the best multi-pitch rock climbing routes in the beautiful Calanques National Park, near Marseille, in southern France.




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Mar - Nov






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  • Discover fantastic multi-pitch climbing routes in a stunning location
  • Choose the route that best suits your level and wishes
  • Enjoy amazing views over the Mediterranean Sea


I invite you to join me for a multi-pitch rock climbing experience in a stunning location, the Calanques National Park, located in the region of Provence in southern France. You can join me for a half-day or a full day climbing tour.

The Calanques is a unique place, not only for its great climbing routes ,but for its magical scenery of white limestone cliffs above the crystal blue waters of the Mediterranean Sea. The main Calanques cliffs stretch from the outskirts of the city of Marseille to the beach town of Cassis.

The area offers thousands of routes for a fantastic climbing adventure. We will choose together the route that best suits your level and wishes. Whether you have a minimum of climbing practice – even if you have just started climbing at the gym- or you are an experienced climber, I will guide you and take you to discover this magnificent climbing playground.

Bear in mind I can take just two people maximum on this climbing trip, for a safest and more personalized experience. You will learn progression techniques in routes of different length and you will improve your skills in order to gain autonomy.

If you want to join me for a multi-pitch climbing experince in the Calanques, just send me a request. Book your trip and get ready for a amazing climbing trip in southern France!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

The price listed above is for half-day guiding. The price for a full day of climbing is 250 EUR.

Secure your spot with just 25% payment

48-hour free cancellation with 30-day advance booking


Will I need to bring any technical equipment of my own?

The gear you'll need to bring are walking shoes or sneakers. Also bring a backpack with water and something to eat. I'll provide helmet, rope and quickdraw.

If you don't have climbing shoes I can lend you.

Where will we meet? How can I get to the meeting point?

The meeting point is on the Route des Crêtes between Cassis and La Ciotat.

I can also pick you up in La Ciotat if you are using public transport.

What's the price for a half climbing day? What's the price for a full climbing day?

The price listed for half-day guiding is 174 EUR. The price for a full day of climbing is 250 EUR.

What time does the trip start?

The departure is at 9 am.

Do you suggest a half day or full day for first time? I have never done outdoor climbing before (some indoor).

Any could work, it depends on you! We will choose the route according to your level.

Are you offering other outdoor/adventure activities in the Calanques National Park?

Yes, sure! Please have a look here: https://www.explore-share.com/mountain-guide/guillaume-mottet/ for more details.

Is it possible to go deep water soloing in Les Calanques?

It is possible to go deep water soloing in La Ciotat. There are several interesting climbing places there. Please note that this activity is very sensitive to weather conditions. If the sea is too rough, it becomes dangerous.

What are some recommended accommodations near our adventure location?

We understand that finding the perfect place to stay is an essential part of your adventure experience. To help you with this, we’ve curated a list of three highly recommended hotels that offer comfort, convenience, and a touch of local charm. These accommodations are well-suited for adventurers looking to relax and rejuvenate after an exciting day of exploration
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About the guide: Guillaume

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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



What a wonderful trip! It was more of a hike in than we expected, so pack your hiking boots rather than trainers. It was multi pitch which means you are on the move across the rock face so pack as light as possible with a comfortable backpack. Guillome was so nice and helpful. His English was perfect and didn’t mind helping me practice my French. My partner and I had an experience of a lifetime.



Top notch service from the booking to the online communication before and the climbing was amazing and at the perfect level for me. Go with Guillaume!!



Guillaume was an amazing guide who created an incredible adventure for us. He created a safe environment which allowed us to be comfortable and confident during our climb. We could not recommend Guillaume more and will definitely reach out to him when we are back in the area. If you are considering this adventure, there is no better guide.



Our day climbing in calanques was amazing. Beautiful weather. Guillaume picked routes that were at my comfort level and with wonderful views. I recommend him for anyone looking for a guide in the area!



I had a fantastic morning in the Calenques with Guillaume. He offered me a pick up from la Ciotat and dropped me off afterwards on town, both not part of the trip I booked! The climb was beautiful, the route challenging but I had excellent guiding/instructions! Will come back for sure! :-)

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