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Aix-en-Provence – the Med

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Spectacularly varied walking in Aix-en-Provence: high sea cliffs, stunning blue-green Calanques, the emblematic Montagne Sainte-Victoire. Your hotel is just two minutes from the harbour, and breakfasts afford unforgettable views over France’s highest sea cliffs – the 400m-high Cap Canaille.It’s for the walker who would like to see some of everything.

Cassis’s picturesque fishing port backed by fine sandy beaches and shady squares lined with cafés and restaurants gives a wide variety of options for lunch or dinner with a perfect view.
Beautiful Aix-en-Provence, Cézanne’s university city of art, water and light make a nice change from the views for the academically persuaded rambling explorer.
Vibrant port city of Marseille – packed with history and designated European Capital of Culture in 2013; what more could the walker ask for.

Day 1 – Arrive in Aix-en-Provence
Day 2 – Montagne Sainte-Victoire 15km/9mi/5.5hr
Day 3 – Massif de l’estaque & Calanques of the Côte Bleue 8km/5mi/4hr
Day 4 – Frioul Islands & the Château d’If various up to 12km/7.5mi/4.5hr
Day 5 – Calanques of Sormiou & Morgiou 9km/6mi/4.5hr or 11km/7mi/5.5hr
Day 6 – Port Miou, Port Pin & Calanque en Vau various up to 16km/10mi/6hr
Day 7 – Cap Canaille & Chemin des Crêtes various up to 13km/8mi/5.5hr
Day 8 – Leave Cassis

This holiday is on a hotel-to-hotel basis and your three hotels are listed below.

Hotel Saint Christophe, Aix en Provence (3 star). The rooms are decorated in a number of different decors including Provencal, Art Deco and a contemporary style. The hotel has a convivial bar and terrace, which is popular with the locals. The hotel does have its own restaurant but with so many nearby, we leave you to choose where you eat in the evening so you can get what you want, and where you want it, with amazing views everywhere.

Hotel Carre Vieux Port, Marseille ((3 star)) Situated by the well-known old port – which gives the hotel its name – the Hotel Carre Vieux Port is in the perfect location to make the most of this vibrant city. The hotel has cosy, modern rooms with contemporary bathrooms and fixtures. For all of the tradition France that the walker sees on their journey, if a traditional accommodation isn’t for you – and you prefer more contemporary or more modern look – this hotel will be.

Hotel la Rade, Cassis (3 star) All rooms are bright and contemporary. The hotel’s terrace boasts a swimming pool which is a lovely place to relax. This hotel is all about relaxing and chilling out after a hard days’ glorious walk and from this hotel you can relax, chill out and look out at a stunning view of Cap Canaille and the sea.

To check prices and dates, go to www.headwater.com

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