Calanque de Sormiou
- Office du Tourisme et des Congrès de Marseille
- 4, la Canebière
- 13001 Marseille
- Phone:+33 (0)826 500 500
- Fax:+33 (0)184.108.40.206.2
Photo credits: CC-Flickr/akunamatata
The largest of Marseille's calanques (rocky inlets), Sormiou, hit the headlines in October 1991 when Henri Cosquer, a diver from Cassis, swam through a narrow, 150 m-long passage 36 m underwater into a submerged cave to find its interior adorned with prehistoric wall paintings from around 20,000 BC. Now named the Grotte Cosquer, the cave is a historical monument.