What to do in the calanque of En-Vau
A renowned climbing area
Climbers come from all over France and abroad to discover the magical setting of En-Vau. The routes are mainly to be found before reaching the beach, on either side of the defile which leads to the sea, and on the right bank (west), above the sea, on the side of Castelviel and Eissadon.
But whether for climbers or walkers, camping overnight is forbidden: you will have to book at the La Fontasse youth hostel in La Gardiole to stay there, or find accommodation in Marseille or Cassis.
The beach of En-Vau
It is the reward, after the hike or the ascent of a route, to rest, picnic or swim. It is like being at the end of the world! But it is also very popular with families and groups, and depending on the time of arrival, it will be difficult to put your towel down.
It is covered with pebbles: beware of sensitive feet! Its cool water, like everywhere else in the calanques, can be surprising. It makes you want to swim above the clear sea bed and the posidonia meadows, flowering aquatic plants which shelter fish and give the water its beautiful indigo colour.
There is no shade in the calanque when the sun is at its zenith: from spring to autumn it is advisable to protect yourself from the sun with a hat, sunglasses and sun cream. There are no water points on the way: you should bring enough water.