Tête des capucins - figuerolles


Figuerolles Calanque gets its name from the fig trees that used to be planted in the cove that has been shaped by the erosions of reddish conglomerate and by Capucin Cliff.

From different angles, Figuerolles Cove can take different shapes.
The Capucin Cliff can look like a hound head, which is how it got its nickname « Tête de Chien » (Hound Head).
This cove is also nicknamed « The Lion’s Islet » (L’Ilot du Lion).

Great painters like Georges BRAQUE and Othon FRIESZ have immortalized this calanque in their paintings.

This cove also hosts a hotel-restaurant.

Further information

This calanque is accessible throughout the year.