La Cayolle

A refuge in the heart of the Calanques

La Cayolle vue du ciel en janvier 2012 © Marseille rénovation urbaine
Le vallon entre La Cayolle et le col de Sormiou, peint par Joseph Garibaldi en 1907 © collection particulière, dépôt au Musée de Cassis
The Marseille outskirts have often been used to relegate activities including industry, prisons, transit camps, and then low-income housing. However, beyond the suburbs, this mixed neighbourhood has a fascinating history, reflecting the world's social and geopolitical upheavals.


Getting here and regulations

The La Cayolle district is in a peripheral zone, whereas the natural surroundings are classified as part of the national park. They are open to visitors all year round, except when closed due to fire danger.

Before heading out to visit the Calanques National Park, make sure you are prepared and read about good conduct and regulations here.

Getting here

RTM Bus no.23 - direction Beauvallon, La Cayolle stop.

Getting to the Calanques National Park from Marseille




GPS coordinates : 43.228999, 5.401868