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Côte Bleue: Our most recommended tours and activities

Marseille: Côte Bleue Calanques Half-Day Kayak Tour

1. Marseille: Côte Bleue Calanques Half-Day Kayak Tour

Discover the postcard-worthy Côte Bleue calanque as you ride a kayak past beautiful bays, striking cliffs, and quaint little homes. Follow your guide from Estaque in Marseille, all the way to Carry-le-Rouet, for a comprehensive overview of this gorgeous natural area. After a short briefing, route presentation, and weather report, head out with all the necessary knowledge to have a fun and safe ride. Explore the creeks of Establon and Aragnols with a beautiful beach. Depending on the group's pace, you might even be able to reach the magnificent Figuerolles creek. Learn about each little hidden corner from your certified guide and admire the mindblowing rocky sceneries as you float along. Additionally, you can do your part to take care of the local sea life by picking up floating waste and loading it into the bag your kayak comes equipped with. Beginners are advised to choose the morning tour, as the sea is generally calmer than in the afternoon.

Marseille: Private City Center Walking Tour with Cruise

2. Marseille: Private City Center Walking Tour with Cruise

Enjoy a cruise from Marseille to the Côte Bleue coast where you can snorkel in the crystal clear water. Explore the city center of Marseille on a guided walking tour. Admire stunning city and sea views from the Basilica of Notre Dame de la Garde.  Choose a tour option where you are picked up from your accommodation in Marseille, or from an option where you meet your guide at the Old Port of Marseille. Embark on your cruise from the Old Port and take in views of the city from the water as you depart. Head to the Frioul Islands and pass by the fortress and former prison Château d’If. Put down the anchor in les Calanques of la Côte Bleue. Relax in the boat or or go snorkeling to see colorful fish and corals.  After 2 hours, head back to the Old Port of Marseille. Begin your guided walking tour of Marseille. Marvel at the panoramic views of Marseilles from the Basilica of Notre Dame de la Garde. Visit the Saint Charles train station, the iconic Vélodrome station, and the Cité Radieuse district. Finally, follow your guide to the oldest bakery in Marseille and a santon figurine factory. Return to your meeting point at the end of your tour.

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What people are saying about Côte Bleue

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 59 reviews

A great morning with great people. The guides were extremely friendly and welcoming and catered for all different skill levels. Fabulous to be out on the water enjoying the view, with some time at the beach for a dip! Would highly recommend. We came from a cruise ship and only had 30 minutes from docking to the start of the activity, but there were plenty of taxis at the port and only took about 15 mins to reach the meeting point.

A great experience! Our guide was so friendly and made sure everyone was ok throughout the trip. They also rented out water shoes for those of us who didn’t bring appropriate footwear. We kayaked over waves which was so much fun and we had the most beautiful views of the cliffs, train tracks and Marseilles. Would definitely recommend this company!

It's hard work, but really fun and interesting. Our guide was very accommodating and helpful, and had a wealth of information to share. Things not mentioned in the description : you will enter the water with your shoes. If you're not comfortable doing that with your own shoes, you can rent a pair of water shoes onsite for a small fee.

Paddling along this coast was a wonderful experience. The break in the bay and time to jump in the water, just wonderful.

Super nice people, super helpful. Very much enjoyed adventure.