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Cassis

Travel Guide
Cassis featuring a coastal town, a marina and general coastal views

Experience a quieter, less-developed side of the Côte d'Azur in this old-world fishing village, which offers a variety of coastal sightseeing and activities.

With an attractive harbor and candy-colored seafront cottages, the fishing village of Cassis is a charming sight to behold. Use the dreamy village as a base for exploring the incredible stretch of adjacent coast, famous for its breathtaking calanques, which are inlets and coves surrounded by vertical limestone cliffs.

The territory around Cassis has been inhabited since prehistoric times. Evidence of these early inhabitants survives in the Cosquer Cave, where cave paintings are believed to date back as far as 27000 B.C. The cave is located just 14.7 miles (23.7 kilometers) from Cassis; however, it is mostly submerged and remains off-limits to the public.

Take a leisurely 30-minute hike to Calanque Port-Miou, the most easterly of the calanques, and the closest to the town of Cassis. Or, embark on a challenging 4-hour round-trip hike to the more remote and very beautiful Calanque d’En Vau. For a less strenuous choice, take a boat trip instead, with vessels leaving from Cassis harbor.

Visitors hunting for the best scenery should rent a car and cruise on the magnificent Route des Crêtes. The route extends east from Cassis. Plunging cliffs and sublime sea views make it one of the world’s most scenic coastal drives.

For beach relaxation, try the Plage de la Grande Mer, located at the end of the town harbor, or take a short walk west of town to the pretty, pebbled Blue-Flag stretch of Plage du Bestouan.

Back in the village, head to one of the local restaurants and bars to taste the region’s prestigious white wines and sample bouillabaisse, a traditional French fish stew. On Wednesday and Friday morning, local delicacies can be picked up at the Cassis market on Place Baragnon.

Cassis is about a 30-minute drive from Marseille. During July and August, hiking trails to the calanques are occasionally closed due to risk of forest fires.

The best time to visit Cassis is during early or late summer, when pleasant weather and few crowds ensure you can enjoy its gorgeous coast.

The Originals Boutique, Hôtel Cassitel, Cassis Port
The Originals Boutique, Hôtel Cassitel, Cassis Port
2 out of 5
Place Clemenceau, Cassis, Bouches-du-Rhone
The price is AU$162 per night from 4 Sep. to 4 Sep.
Located in the heart of Cassis, this hotel is steps away from Massif des Calanques and Cassis Beach. Calanques National Park is 1.2 mi (2 km) away.
The Originals Boutique, Hôtel Cassitel, Cassis Port
Le Jardin d'Emile
Le Jardin d'Emile
3 out of 5
23 Avenue De L Amiral Ganteaume, Cassis
The price is AU$249 per night from 1 Sep. to 1 Sep.
Situated near the beach, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Massif des Calanques and Cassis Beach. Calanques National Park is 1.8 mi (2.9 km) away.
4.5/5Wonderful! (47 reviews)
little charming place !
"Charming little hotel in central Cassis ! Perfect spot to discover the town but also the sea side ! Can be a bit too busy in July and August, so recommending to book at the right time as June or September for a better experience in this beautiful part of the South of France !"

Reviewed on 5 Sep. 2020

Le Jardin d'Emile
Royal Cottage
Royal Cottage
3 out of 5
6 Avenue 11 Novembre, Cassis, Bouches-du-Rhone
The price is AU$367 per night from 15 Aug. to 15 Aug.
Situated near the beach, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Massif des Calanques and Cassis Beach. Calanques National Park is 1.2 mi (2 km) away. Cassis ...
4.2/5Excellent! (215 reviews)
Clean hotel near Cassis harbor
"Nice hotel in walking distance to Cassis harbor with free parking which is scarce there. The room was clean but the bathroom was basic and needs a make over, it's old and you shower in an old bathtub."

Reviewed on 12 Oct. 2020

Royal Cottage
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Hôtel Particulier Cassis
Hôtel Particulier Cassis
10 Avenue Augustin Isnard, Cassis
The price is AU$513 per night from 12 Aug. to 12 Aug.
Located in the heart of Cassis, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Cassis Harbour, Eglise St Michel and Cassis Beach. Calanque de Port Miou ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (34 reviews)
Superbe
"Superbe endroit, très bel appartement avec tout le confort, idéalement placé. On y reviendra"

Reviewed on 11 Mar. 2021

Hôtel Particulier Cassis
Bright Comfortable Apartment 5 Minutes Walk to Town Center and Beach
Bright Comfortable Apartment 5 Minutes Walk to Town Center and Beach
Cassis, Provence - Alpes - Cote d'Azur
Situated in the mountains, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Massif des Calanques and Cassis Beach. Calanques National Park is 1.6 mi (2.5 ...
5/5Exceptional! (1 review)
Magnifique appartement
"Très très bien agencé, très bien situé On a vraiment adoré De magnifiques vacances en famille"

Reviewed on 29 Jul. 2021

Bright Comfortable Apartment 5 Minutes Walk to Town Center and Beach
Cassis - Villa Presqu'île - Heated Pool - Sea Access at 50m - Calm
Cassis - Villa Presqu'île - Heated Pool - Sea Access at 50m - Calm
Cassis, Provence - Alpes - Cote d'Azur
Nestled on the beach, this Cassis villa is within 1 mi (2 km) of Massif des Calanques and Cassis Beach. Calanques National Park is 2.4 mi (3.9 km) away.
4.8/5Exceptional! (8 reviews)
Traumurlaub
"Ein wunderbarer Platz zum Erholen und Entspannen mit Familie und Freunden."

Reviewed on 24 Aug. 2020

Cassis - Villa Presqu'île - Heated Pool - Sea Access at 50m - Calm
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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