All along the route that snakes through the Soubeyran mountains, small rest areas have been installed where you can park, then take on foot the rocky tracks to get as close as possible to the edge of the cliffs. A magical moment to enjoy the calm, the serenity and the silence in front of one of the most beautiful vistas offered by the Mediterranean, whatever the time or the season. The sky opening on to the sea is to be contemplated when it’s cloudy over violent waves, or during a flamboyant sunset over a glassy sea. However, a little warning: on very windy days, to limit the risk of accidents on this open road with no crash barrier, access to the ridges is closed.
Over the course of the trip, the lookouts open 360 degrees over the sea and the mountains, on to a shifting and majestic panorama, between rocks and wild scrubland. A few not-to-be-missed spots: the lookout at Cap Canaille, halfway between the two towns; one of the highest sea cliffs in Europe (394 meters altitude), La Vigie (driving back towards La Ciotat); and just before you reach destination, the “Pont Natural” or natural stone bridge, where aside from the arch that gave its name to the site, you can admire the Saint Baume mountain chain, and in a rocky setting, a few equipped sites for climbing enthusiasts in the quarries.
Office du Tourisme de Cassis
Office du Tourisme de La Ciotat