Les Calanques - Cassis, France

Took a drive down to Cassis to check out the amazing Calanques on the Mediterranean. I would have loved to have gone for a dip but the water wasn't quite summer ready. We also stopped by a local winery for a tasting because this region is known for their Rosés.

A calanque (from the Corsican and Occitan words of pre-Indo-European origin calanca (plural calanche in Corsican, calancas in Occitan) with meaning "inlet" ) is a steep-walled inlet, cove, or bay that is developed in limestone, dolomite, or other carbonate strata and found along the Mediterranean coast. A calanque is a steep-sided valley formed within karstic regions either by fluvial erosion or the collapse of the roof of a cave that has been subsequently partially submerged by a rise in sea level.

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