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Exhilarating Drive with superb views at the stopping areas

If you are comfortable driving on winding roads , some on cliff edges and not very wide, this is a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Steve Y
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Beuningen, The Netherlands
One of the best drives in France ...

Having read the TA reviews of this route I was terrified of driving this road. Would it be too... read more

Reviewed 4 September 2018
machinmad
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are comfortable driving on winding roads , some on cliff edges and not very wide, this is a must do. The views are excellent and more that worth the effort. We did the drive in both directions several times over a few days,...More

3  Thank Steve Y
Reviewed 4 September 2018

Having read the TA reviews of this route I was terrified of driving this road. Would it be too difficult to drive, as one car wheel would be hanging over the edge of the cliff. I’m pleased to tell it really isn’t that bad. Like...More

Thank machinmad
Reviewed 1 August 2018

I have driven many roads rated in the top drives of the world and this one is in the top bracket. Make sure to travel with the sun at your back for the best colors. We ended up on the road close to noon and...More

Thank Michael K
Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

A stunning and beautiful road to drive. There’s plenty of points to stop and get the panoramic views of the ocean. The road is not difficult to drive, and is not too narrow.

Thank Martin R
Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

Besides visiting the Clanques, it is aslo a good idea to go up here to watch the sunset. The cliffs offer stunning i oceanview, the City of Cassis and all the Calenques. Absolutely worth spending a night up here.

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Reviewed 10 July 2018

It is a nice road to take as a detour in the area. Depending on what you are looking for, the starting point and time of day might be of interest. I drove it from Cassis to La Ciotat in the afternoon. The good thing...More

1  Thank dgjohansson
Reviewed 30 June 2018

One of the most enchanting ways to drive to Marseille, particularly if you come from Aix-en-Provence, is to first drive to La Ciotat, then take the Route des Crêtes D141 from La Ciotat to Cassis, it is only about 15km/10miles and takes about 30 minutes...More

1  Thank weberwest
Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile

We have been to Cassis on 3 separate occasions and each time we took the opportunity to drive the Route des Cretes. This time we got to introduce friends to this magical drive. The views are breathtaking and if you go early in the morning,...More

1  Thank Ellen L
Reviewed 3 April 2018

Beautiful drive between La Ciotat and Cassis with stops along the way to admire the view and the coast.

1  Thank Chris77CH
Reviewed 10 February 2018

Experience of a life-time, even if you just drive it. But get out of the car at least once to be overwhelmed by the views. Absolutely spectacular. So far we haven't been to the Calanques by boat (always there the wrong time) but this is...More

1  Thank SampleASample
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katemwilliamson
7 April 2017|
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Response from AnaScarlet | Reviewed this property |
Hi, it can be done, but I would not do it. The road is quite narrow and drivers must pay attention to traffic coming from the opposite direction. It won't be as relaxing as driving a small car, although even that requires... More
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Goolwa19
27 July 2015|
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Of course you can, and you will see some beautiful landscape ! Just take good walking shoes. Sorry for bad english : french guy answer ...
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