Summer is here everybody!
What could be more perfect than sun and beach on this nice weather? that’s why we suggest French Riviera as your summer holiday destination. One of many interesting places in French Riviera is Cassis which is located in southern part of France.
Cassis can be reached in about 30 minutes from Marseille by train. From the station, you can take bus to the city centre. Walking is also recommended since the distance is within easy reach plus you get to see the scenery. As it is part of Cote d’Azur, the harbour town is filled with little shops and buildings facing the nice seascape.
There are lots of cute little shops and restaurants in central area. Since Cassis is close to Marseille, there are many shops that sell Marseille’s soap (savon de Marseille). As for food, you should try seafood while you’re here. Lots of restaurant and cafe are located along the harbour so you can enjoy food with a view. If you’re interested in particular restaurant or cafe, make sure in advance that they are open during your visit time since in several times the restaurant and cafe are serving drinks only.
Main attraction of Cassis is Les Calanques. It is a must visit for sure!
Les Calanques is a series of creeks along the sea, spreading from Marseille to Cassis. Les Calanques in Cassis itself is mainly divided to three main creeks, Calanque de Port Miou, Calanque de Port Pin and Calanque d’En Vau. If you’re into trekking you can explore them by walking which takes about one and half hour to Calanque d’En Vau, the furthest one.
For you who prefer laid back holiday you can see Les Calanques by boat, bear in mind though that they don’t allow you to step off from boat so the boat trip will only let you see from certain distance yet it is still worth it nevertheless. There are several types of boat trip you can choose from 3 to 5 Calanques which ticket can be bought from the ticket hut. In case of doubt what to visit, just go to tourist information located near the beach.
Another places to see around central area are parks. You can relax near the pond or play the bowl games with friends.
Alors, pack your swimsuit, sunglasses and have a nice trip!
Photos & Text by Putri Talitha