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Rock climbing in les Calanques and Verdon

Craig Ross IFMGA Guide

Enjoy rock climbing in the best spots of the south of France including Les Calanques de Marseille / Cassis, Les Gorges du Verdon, Annot, and Ceuze with a certified guide.


Massif des Calanques

1+ Days

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


  • Discover the amazing rock climbing routes of the South of France.
  • Tailor your rock climbing adventure according to your preferences.
  • Enjoy awe-inspiring views in one of the most beautiful climbing spots in Europe.


Enjoy rock climbing in the south of France on a tour of the most beautiful climbing spots in the region including Les Calanques de Marseille/Cassis and Les Gorges du Verdon.

The south of France offers some of the most stunning landscapes in Europe. It is also famous for its rock climbing options, and its limestone walls feature a wide variety of routes to explore and discover, for all levels.

On this rock climbing adventure in Les Calanques and Verdon we will explore this beautiful region and choose our itinerary according to your preferences. Some of the places we can visit include:

  • The Verdon Gorges, famous for the breathtaking ambiance (the canyon is about 25 kilometers long and up to 700 meters deep),

  • Les Calanques of Marseille (white rock climbing above the sea),

  • Annot (crack climbing on sandstone),

  • Ceuze.

You’ll choose the places we visit and the duration of your trip. Whether you wish to learn the rock climbing basics or you would like to progress and train in order to reach the next level, we can plan a program for you. Furthermore, we will make sure you are safe and comfortable every step of the way.

So, are you ready to go climbing in the South of France? Then contact us now and let’s start planning an ideal itinerary together!

Price includes

- Guiding fee


More info

GEAR NEEDED: Helmet, harness, climbing shoes (possibility of lending).

About the guide

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.


French | English


Ciotat (Les Calanques de Marseille), France

What people are saying about Guillaume Mottet

kipp wallace


October, 2022

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Lukas Schulz


September, 2022

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! :-)

William Mullins


September, 2022

I had a good time, it was challenging but not impossible and I had fun. It was a very beautiful area

Cole Goike


August, 2022

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Belma Nazecic


July, 2022

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Sarah McIntosh


June, 2022

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Sarah Proctor


June, 2022

Super knowledgeable guide that knows the area very well and was able to tailor the climbing trip to my ability. The most breathtaking views! Would highly recommended Guillaume for anyone wanting a climbing adventure :)

Olympe Peretz


May, 2022

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Joseph Lavigne


May, 2022

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Richard Hill


March, 2022

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.”

Hubert Gosse


August, 2021

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Adrianna E.


October, 2020

I got this experience for my fiancé for his bday and he loved it! It was his first time climbing and he had an amazing time.

Natthanont A.


October, 2020




June, 2020

Guillaume was great with my 13 year old. He challenged her with more advanced climbs which she loved. He also helped me improve my belay skills! Thank you.

Jack Bennett


September, 2019

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