Cap Croisette

Where the land and sea meet

Vue aérienne de l'île Maïre et du cap Croisette © F. Launette
Croix du cap Croisette © C. Bellanger - Parc national des Calanques
Passe des Croisettes © P. Richaud
L'anse des Croisettes en 1874, par Raphaël Ponson, le « peintre des Calanques »
The spectacular cliffs of Maïre island and the sea that slides through the Croisettes passage make this site at the end of the world a unique place. The overcrowded site has been badly managed in the past. The Calanques National Park has now begun to rectify the situation.


Getting here and regulations

Before heading out into the Calanques National Park, make sure you prepare your visit and read more about good conduct and regulations here.

The road to Cap Croisette is permanently closed to motorised vehicles.

The hamlet is open to visitors all year round. The surrounding hills are also open to visitors except when closed for fire danger.

Only swim from the rocks when the sea is calm and be very careful. Due to strong currents, we strongly recommend against swimming and boating in the Croisettes passage between the mainland and Maïre island. Access to Maïre island is strictly forbidden.


Getting here

RTM bus no.19 – direction Madrague de Montredon to the terminus, then 20 – direction Callelongue, Les Goudes stop, then walk to the end of Rue Désiré Pelaprat.

In peak season, RTM sea shuttles also operate between the Goudes Vieux-Port via La Pointe Rouge.

The coastal road south of Marseille is often congested, with traffic jams at peak hours and on the weekend, particularly during summer, and sometimes as far as La Pointe Rouge. Avoid driving during peak hours and take public transport and cycle when possible.




GPS coordinates: 43.214330, 5.337457