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Best Adventure Sports in Marseille

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Bowl of Marseille - Prado

The famous skate park, simply known as the "bowl," is the place where skaters and skateboarders, riders of all ages and different levels gather to share unique moments of fun and leisure and where everyone is free to try new tricks. Created by Jean-Pierre Collinet, the Skate Park features several boat hulls and each hull represents an endless wave. The largest is 2.70 meters (eight feet) deep. Each spring and summer several events and competitions are held, with many international skateboard superstars in attendance. The Skate Park of Marseille is located only a few steps from the sea, near the Escale Borely.

Marseille, France
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Calanque de Sormiou

Calanque de Sormiou is a protected area which is frequented by hikers and climbers who come from all over France to experience and enjoy such exquisite surroundings. The panoramic view, which can be reached by following the Douane path, is well worth the several hour walk, offering an unrivaled picture of the Rioul Islands archipelago and the resplendent and ever-changing tones of sea ranging from turquoise to deep dark blue. In summer, access by car is restricted to minimize risk of forest fires. Take the autoroute D908 to head to Sormiou.

Sormiou, France
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Calanque de Callelongue

The first inlet you come across after Les Goudes appears to have been chiseled out of the rock face. From the road steads of the Calanque de Callelongue, look out over the majestic sea which leads the eye on to countless panoramas of Marseilles and a host of little islands. Close by are the islands of Jarre and Jarron, and a little further out you can see the island of Riou from where the sea stretches out into infinity. This is a beautiful waterfront spot, carrying the spirit of an old fishing village. Do not miss!

Marseille, France
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Massif des Calanques

Massif des Calanques is a vast expanse of jagged and precipitous mountains stretching all the way from the charming city of Marseille to the commune of Cassis in France. This terrain has a stupendous length of 20 kilometers (12.42 miles), and is noted for its awe-inspiring natural beauty. The highlight of this place is the lofty Mont Puget - a remarkable mountain with a height of 565 meters (1853.67 feet). Outdoor enthusiasts will find plenty of trails to entertain them along this jaw-dropping mountain range.

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Mont Puget

Mont Puget is a magnificent mountain situated in the charming city of Marseille in France. This rugged beauty is one of the most prominent landmarks of Massif des Calanques, which stretches from Marseille to Cassis. It has a height of 563 meters (1,847 feet), and derives its name from Pierre Puget, who was a renowned French painter, sculptor and architect. The summit of the mountain is shrouded with limestone, and is known to provide sweeping panoramic views of the neighboring areas.

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