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Highlights in Cassis
- The old fishing port
- Beaches and creeks
- Vineyards and blackcurrant wines
- Provençal cuisine
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Holiday rentals and lettings in Cassis
If a seasonal rental on the port of Cassis makes it possible to live an authentic Provençal holiday, renting a house on the heights offers a completely different setting. While the city centre is animated by tourists and summer hustle and bustle, the surrounding pine forest breathes Provence. The scents of dry pine needles, the sound of waves in the distance, the singing of cicadas are all details to evoke the dolce vita of the South. We take the time to live, to relax and to clear our heads. Not to mention that accommodation with a garden avoids the hassle of parking in the city centre, which is particularly difficult during the high season. Nevertheless, for a weekend or a short stay, spending a few days near the old port gives access to shops, restaurants, ice-cream parlours... from the centre, all easily accessible by foot.
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Location and orientation
Located about twenty kilometres from Marseille, the Phocaean city, the city of the calanques is bathed by the Mediterranean climate. It is thus positioned as a destination of choice all year round.Getting around Cassis
Easily accessible by car (departmental and motorways), by plane (airports located in Marseille and Toulon), by train or by bus, Cassis also offers a well-developed public transport network. However, as a victim of its success, summer parking is problematic. The car is therefore not recommended in summer. This is why car park and ride facilities outside the city have been created with the possibility of taking a shuttle bus to the old port
Famous for its cliffs, creeks, casino, fishing port, wines... Cassis is a pleasant seaside resort. Nestled between the Calanques massif and the imposing Cap Canaille, two exceptional sites in the South of France, Cassis - a real jewel to discover - offers a concentration of Provence and the Mediterranean.
"Qu'a vist Paris, se noun a visite Cassis n'ai rèn vist", the city's motto, means "Who has seen Paris, and not Cassis, has not seen anything". These few words from a poem by Frédéric Mistral highlight the beauty of this corner of Provence.
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As an integral part of the Calanques National Park, it will be impossible for you to miss this paradise of majestic cliffs and a sea with a turquoise bottom as far as the eye can see. The creeks allow nature lovers to enjoy a variety of activities, invite them to explore and discover, whether on land via hiking, underwater thanks to diving or on the water by taking a boat trip. Among the local creeks, Port-Miou is the most accessible and is a great family outing to swim, sunbathe or admire the magnificent sailing boats in its marina. The Calanque d'En-Vau offers an idyllic panorama and crystal clear waters. More difficult to access, it is not uncommon to come across a few wild boars when swimming. Finally, the cove of Port-Pin varies the landscapes because it is more isolated in the cliffs. Before reaching this point, "Nepture's nostril" is worth a visit. A small geological curiosity, it is a hole through which the noise and the breath of air caused by the waves escapeCap Canaille
From the Latin "Canalis mons" meaning "the mountain of waters", this peak culminates at an altitude of nearly 400 metres and offers a breathtaking view of the creeks on one side and the cities of Cassis and La Ciotat on the other. A conglomerate of limestone, sandstone and powder, Cape Town offers a palette of colours worthy of painters and is the highest cliffs in Europe. Lookouts have been set up along the Route des Crêtes, allowing you to enjoy breathtaking panoramasThe port of Cassis
This small Provençal fishing port, nestled between the 2 classified sites (Massif des Calanques and Cap Canaille), has around 400 berths, some twenty of which are reserved for visitors. The very heart of the city, symbol of the sweetness of life in Provence, the port of Cassis has managed to preserve its authenticity over the years. The craft shops, the narrow streets of the centre, the colourful quays, the old fishermen's houses in warm colours are all invitations to stroll and discover gourmet delightsThe Great Sea Beach
A long stretch of more than 200 metres of golden sand and pebbles overlooking a deep blue sea, the Grande Mer beach is located just next to the old port of Cassis and is therefore easily accessible to the whole family. Pleasant for swimming and offering a beautiful view of the castle hill, it also offers some sporting activities including kayak, pedal boat and windsurf rental. From this beach, you can take the Promenade des Lombards to reach a small, wild and less frequented beachThe vineyard
The Cassis vineyard is one of the very first appellations of origin to be registered with the Sauterne and Château-neuf du Pape. Meet the 12 winegrowers during a walk through the lands of the Cassidain vineyard. A small vineyard, known as a pocket vineyard covering 210 hectares, this one offers a range of quality wines made up of dry and fruity whites, the most famous, but also recognized reds and rosés! (to be consumed in moderation)