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A Classic Little Southern French Town: Cassis Travel Guide

Well bonjour my friends.

In the spirit of Germany having just about the worst weather on the planet right now, I’ve decided to bring out some suspiciously old photos from back then when it was summer. (Can you guess how old?? Just look at that boyish bob!)

If you follow my blog posts, you’ll know I recently wrote about France’s gem of a location called: Calanque d’En Vau so this post will just complement that one nicely. Why? Well Cassis is the closest town next to Calanque d’En Vau which means you’ll either come here before or after your trip to those coves. As you can see from the pictures, it’s a cute little town. Full of lovely little cafes and perfect for a late afternoon on the terrace, Campari in hand as you soak in the last rays of the afternoon sun.

Cassis Travel Guide

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Cassis: A cute little French port town.

While sitting here, I was swept with the recognition of “being in Southern France” as it’s just such an iconic spot. I hadn’t necessarily heard of Cassis before but somehow the location felt familiar. I can definitely recommend a quick pitstop here if you’re in the area.

If you want to read my other French posts:

Out Of This World – A French Secret: Calanque d’En Vau

Is Marseille safe? (Southern France)

France’s most charming town in the Alsace: Colmar

Day trip from Bordeaux to Saint-Emilion: France


Cassis – What a place.

Cassis travel guide: Cassis is a Mediterranean fishing port in southern France. Overlooked by a centuries-old château, it’s known for pebbly beaches and its calanques, narrow inlets framed by steep, limestone cliffs. The harbour features pastel-coloured buildings, sidewalk cafes and restaurants. Local vineyards are known for producing Cassis white wine. Trails run along the huge, rocky Cap Canaille headland for panoramic sea views.

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Great afternoon light!

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Bars and cafes all surrounding the harbour. Cassis is conveniently close to Calanque d’en Vau for any nearby tourists.

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