This fishing port located in the South of France, next to Marseille and is known for its Calanques, its old chateau, and its cliff. Other than this, Cassis has much more to explore. Let us go for a quick tour of the city.
The Cap Canaille has the highest cliffs in France and is breathtaking. Take the Route des Crêtes and enjoy the beautiful viewpoints on the way there. “Canaille” means “Mountains on the Water” in Latin and perfectly describes the place.
The Calanque Of Port-Miou is the only Calanques that you can access by car and is surrounded by a beautiful pine forest. Enjoy some French specialties in the restaurants, facing the turquoise water. If you like hiking, you found the perfect spot to explore and have a panoramic view of the Mediterranean Sea. You will be surprised by the number of rocks along the sea, offering no room for a beach but only a delicate noise of the waves crashing against the rocks.
Get some rest at the Plage de la Grande Mer and admire the view over the Château hill. The beach is easy to access and is cleaned every day. This is a charming area in the center of Cassis where you will be able to do fun activities such as renting kayaks, going for a swim supervised by lifeguards, or enjoying a delicious meal at the beach restaurants.
In Cassis, Wednesdays and Fridays are provincial market days around Place Baragon. Cassis markets offer a diversity of French products that you will not find anywhere else. There are piles of fresh fruits, sun-dried tomatoes, vegetables, olives, and artisanal pottery. Try the cheese and meat tasters and walk around the port after your shopping. You will have a chance to catch the sunset at the Port de Cassis and enjoy the best panoramic view over the port.