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Les Calanche Cliffs

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These gorgeous red cliffs tower over the Mediterranean.

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An amazing view of the cliffs

The calanche de Piana are south of the village of Piana in the west of Corsica and are one of the most impressive scenic highlights on the island. Extending over several... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 November 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

The calanche de Piana are south of the village of Piana in the west of Corsica and are one of the most impressive scenic highlights on the island. Extending over several kilometres, the calanche are a series of red rocks and cliffs that plunge up to 300 metres into the Mediterranean below. It is possible to simply explore the calanche... More 

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Corsica, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

There's no one way to expliane the Calanches, it depends what time of the day you pass whether you are going or coming from or to Porto. Breath taking !!!

Thank xhoza
Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Unesco protected site, it was very near our hotel. We decided to hike to the Le Chemin. Word of caution - loose stones on the trail!! Even though the trail was fairly easy, you had to watch every step, as the loose rocks moved under your feet, really dangerous when descending the mountain. but the view was worth every effort... More 

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Awesome. Take a break in Piana, its a town with a lot of character. The drive thru to the Calanche Cliffs all the way to Porto. The drive is just great. Once in Porto take a boat and see the cliffs from the sea. This is a truly outstanding experience.

1 Thank Sanjay S
Worcester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

We went on a boat trip from the port of Porto. There were many possibilities to,see,the cliffs from the sea, but we chose a modern boat carrying about 50 people. 38 euros each for a 3 hour trip. It was very rough as we went out to sea, and several passengers were feeling seasick. The crew were very good, attending... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Your eyes can not see all the beauty of the scenery. The landscape is changing and becames more and more attractive by the second. I think that you have to go there twice a day, at morning and at the sunset and you will see them more and more amazing I think that if you ask the captains that are... More 

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Leuven, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

This place is like a fairy tale. Stunning natural beauty all around you. You can go for a walk through the Calanche Cliffs or visit this marvel of nature by boat.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

Had no idea that these cliffs existed as I didn't read the guide books before I left. I would have kicked myself very hard if I had missed them. They are simply stunning. In fact the road from Calvi to Porto is one gigantic reminder of just how jaw droppingly stunning nature can be. I don't think that I have... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

This is an interesting, unique World Heritage site with dramatic porphyry cliffs plunging into the sea. If you see it from the narrow road (D81 north of Piana) you need to stop in very small lay-bys and dodge the traffic to get your photos. Far better is to pick up a map of the walking routes (cost 1 euro) from... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

The drive along the coast is really something but a boatride along the cliffs is absolutely breathtaking.

1 Thank Josef V

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