Discovering Cassis & its Coves

Located at the intersection of dramatic cliffs and rocky coves, the small fishing village of Cassis has become, over the years, a famed port. Its bewitching atmosphere, so typical of the region, irresistibly attracts lovers of the Mediterranean lifestyle.
By Mélissa Darré

Qu'a vist Paris, se noun a vist Cassis, pou dire: n'ai rèn vist"1. It was with these words that local boy and writer Frédéric Mistral described, in his way, the incredible attraction Cassis has on all those who venture there. And for good reason, from its historic center crisscrossed with alleyways bathed in light, to its surrounding landscapes of rare beauty, Cassis combines so many attractions, making it a popular destination for holidaymakers.

From the Gineste road that winds through the scrubland, this small fishing port is revealed in all its splendor, between the ocher cliffs of Cap Canaille and the turquoise waters of its famous coves or “calanques”. This breathtaking panorama instantly fascinates, without losing its luster as you hit the Old Town, filled with colorful houses and shops of picturesque charm.

There are so many opportunities for outings on the waterfront, the beaches and the steep creeks of Port-Miou, Port Pin and En-Vau , which border a lush natural amphitheater. It’s your invitation to enjoy complete relaxation, during promenades between land and sea.

(1). "He who has seen Paris and who has not seen Cassis can say: I have seen nothing."

Discovering Cassis & its Coves
Discovering Cassis & its Coves
Located at the intersection of dramatic cliffs and rocky coves, the small fishing village of Cassis has become, over the years, a famed port
© José Nicolas
A bewitching atmosphere typical of the region
A bewitching atmosphere typical of the region

The Old Town, filled with colorful houses and shops of picturesque charm

© Fotolia - Anilah
A lush natural amphitheater
A lush natural amphitheater
There are so many opportunities for outings on the waterfront, the beaches and the steep creeks of Port-Miou, Port Pin and En-Vau
© Fotolia - Chattange

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