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Things to do in Cassis

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The top 25 attractions in Cassis

Beaches in Cassis
Marseille and Cassi coves
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You can go by boat, but it's better to walk. Be careful though as there are lots of slippery rocks at some points, so you'll need proper footwear. But the calla lilies are truly a marvel! The water is freezing!
Cliffs in Cassis
Calanque d´En Vau
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The 22km of cliffs which stretch between Marseille and Cassis are fabulously conserved natural park in the heart of the French Riviera. From Cassis, you can take a boat to the hidden beaches nestled among the cliffs, or you can take the multi-hour hike to arrive at the first (and most impressive) one called En Vau. There's nothing there, no food stands, no drinks. The boat drops people off and picks them up throughout the day and passes by various beaches. They do, however, prohibit hikers during the dry season due to the risk of fires, and in that case they can only arrive by boat.
Coves in Cassis
Calanque de Port-Pin
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The Calanques are a series of coves in the south of France. There are in a large natural park called Parc Naturel des Calanques, which covers more than 20 miles of pristine coastline between Marseille and Cassis. You can go from either city to walk around this beautiful park, between two cliffs, there is a beautiful cove with white sand and clear water. Yes, the water is usually fresh and perfect for people who just traveled a couple of hours to reach them. The Calanque Port Pin is one of the closest to Cassis. You can reach it in less than an hour away. Don't forget your water and sunscreen since it's a natural park and they don't sell things there. If you don't feel like walking you can return by boat, but a roundtrip ride is normally taken from the village. You have to follow the coast from the last beach of the village, up to a small, hidden harbor. It smells wonderfully of pine and thyme. You can hear the cicadas sing and it's very relaxing. There aren't so many people there since it's a bit difficult to walk there, on the beach of Cassis. You can't camp or sleep on the beach because of fire hazards, and sometimes the park closes for the same reasons, when it is very dry and windy.
Cliffs in Cassis
Cap Canaille
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Cap means out, and horny French canaille. The Cap Canaille is the highest sea cliff in France before the cliffs of Etretat, and the people there say that it's the highest in Europe. I would say they are exaggerating, though. It is located between the village of Cassis and La Ciotat village in the south of France. Cassis is a cute town, and as it is so small, it is quite easily accessible by public transport. There is a bus line and plenty of trains with much commute Marseille, only thirty minutes long. The best thing is the train, but the station is not in the center, and you have to walk half an hour to reach the center. To go out, you have to climb on foot or by car. The walk is long, but it is best seen from the bottom! The measured out 400m high, and not much in itself, but to start the climb you have to go pretty far, and then follow the road to the car, there are many trails for pedestrians only. You can ask for information at the tourist office, which is near the beach and the harbor.
Beaches in Cassis
Cassis Beach
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The cute town of Cassis is a small fishing village about 30km from Marseille in southern France. It becomes crowded in summer but since so many people want to visit you can not prevent a quota of visitors per day! There are two beaches in the center of town next to the harbor. Services such as, rescue, ice cream, a place to rent chairs and umbrellas are offered. If you go through the port to go to the beach, look at the fishing boats. The typical boats are called "Pointus" or tip vessel. They are painted in nice colors and names of girls in the area. The specialty of Cassis is the wine, which is white or pink. There are also delicious fruits and vegetables, such as melons and apricots. Cassis is the beginning place to visit the coves between the town and Marseille. You can go by boat, but it is expensive and the boat is crowded. The advantage is that you can stay in a cove, spend the day and come back with another ship in the night. The water is a little colder in the coves than on the main beach.
Harbors in Cassis
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Cliffs in Cassis
Route des Cretes
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I didn't expect much, but as we approached, I realised that it was absolutely breathtaking. 400 metres above sea level, you can enjoy stunning views over the beaches and Mediterranean coast, then north to the hills of Ceyreste and Provence. Luckliy, there are plenty of spots to park on the roadside to stop and enjoy the beautiful landscapes.
Castles in Cassis
Chateau de Cassis
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Since most of the high points of the city are privately owned, it can be difficult to find a lovely viewpoint. However, efforts have been made to allow this spot to be accessible to pedestrians. Here, you can admire the beautiful views leading to the castle. The view is truly spectacular, with the deep blue water in the background. Since access is only for pedestrians, you can enjoy these views in absolute tranquility, away from the noise of cars..
Squares in Cassis
Place de la Republique
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We found this completely renovated square in the centre of Cassis, with cobblestones and colourful walls. The Provencal blue buildings overlook the square, and in the centre, there's a fountain surrounded by shops, banks, and restaurants. It is a very nice place, perhaps somewhat artificial, but not unpleasant.
Markets in Cassis
Cassis Market
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If you visit Cassis, which isn't too far from Marseille, you should visit the market. It's quite large, and offers the best fruits and vegetables from around the region. Each small stand is arranged in such a wonderful way that you feel almost bad touching it, disturbing the perfection. The people are very friendly, too.
Harbors in Cassis
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Hiking in Cassis
La Couronne de Charlemagne road
Overlooking the sun highway between Cassis and La Ciotat and easily recognizable for its crown-shaped rock, the Couronne de Charlemagne is one of the most pleasant places to go hiking in the region of Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur. We love the breathtaking, 365 degree views of the entire region. A wonderful walk.
Coves in Cassis
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Hiking in Cassis
Hiking in Cap Canaille
There are plenty of nature trails running through Provence, around Cap Canaille. You'll find quiet corners, sometimes swept by a strong wind, where the ground is covered by white and orange rocks. The site is perfect for hiking, with incredible views and scenery.
Shops in Cassis
Boutique Autrefois
The myth of Provencal life has often been widespread. Some places take us to the old and carefree atmosphere of Provence, like the patisserie "Autrefois" in Cassis. Here there are excellent homemade items made of almond, aniseed, and orange flavoured biscuits, chocolate olives, boats, delicious sweets, etc. There is something for everyone.
Churches in Cassis
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Shops in Cassis
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Beaches in Cassis
Calanque de Sugiton
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Sugiton is one of the creeks between Marseille and Cassis. After a nice walk and some sport, you get to a wild cove, with clear water lurking beneath the pines. Sugiton is beautiful - my idea of a paradise on Earth.

The best things to do in Cassis

Cassis is a wonderful city in France, in the Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur, where you can enjoy unique landscapes, beautiful nature, and fresh air.

Most things to do in Cassis are framed in a natural environment that gives rise to many outdoor activities. Some of the places to visit in Cassis are Calanques, Clos Sainte Magdeleine, and Cassis, though you may wish to go by train to see these three sites.
Each one will leave you speechless. In them you can unwind, get in touch with nature, and take the best photographs of the area.

Monuments to visit in Cassis are purely natural, with no big buildings or architectural works.
There's many things to do in Cassis including many activities and sports. Some of the main things to do in Cassis are water sports, boat trips, tours to the rocks, or swimming in Calanque d'En-Vau. If you ask the tourist office about what to do in Cassis they will guide you to different planned activities. If you like wine you can also go to Clos Sainte Magdeleine, a spectacular winery where you can taste the wines, take a guided tour, and enjoy beautiful views of the area.

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