Calanque de Figuerolles

Presentation

Formerly planted with fig trees, from which it takes its name, the Calanque (rocky inlet) de Figuerolles is characterized by the erosion of its puddingstone flanks and the Rocher du Capucin (rock of the Capuchin monk). Seen from another headland, the rock is also known as the Tête de Chien (dog’s head) due to its appearance. The Îlot du Lion (lion island) is another testament to the extravagant forms of this calanque, which has been immortalized by great painters such as Georges Braque and Othon Friesz. The calanque also houses a hotel and restaurant.

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Open all year with no special regulations