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CassisFrance

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.

Top Hotels in Cassis

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Sure Hotel by Best Western Coeur De Cassis
Sure Hotel by Best Western Coeur De Cassis
2 out of 5
2 Rue Pierre Eydin, Cassis
The price is $83 per night from Oct 1 to Oct 2

Situated near the beach, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Cassis Harbour and Cassis Beach. Calanques National Park is 1.2 mi (2 km) away.

3.7/5Good! (61 reviews)
Very central in Cassis, great breakfast

"Comfortable and clean but I think they forgot to clean the shower base in the room we were given. Central but quiet. No lift. Friendly staff. Would stay there again. Parking was €16/night and very very tight, but good to have."…"

Reviewed on Oct 31, 2019

Sure Hotel by Best Western Coeur De Cassis
Royal Cottage
Royal Cottage
3 out of 5
6 Avenue 11 Novembre, Cassis, Bouches-du-Rhone
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $125 per night from Oct 2 to Oct 3

Situated near the beach, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Cassis Harbour and Cassis Beach. Calanques National Park is 1.2 mi (2 km) away. Cassis Station ...

4.2/5Excellent! (205 reviews)
Cassis

"Great location. Balcony was spacious."…"

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2019

Royal Cottage
Les Jardins de Cassis
Les Jardins de Cassis
3 out of 5
Rue Auguste Favier, Cassis, Bouches-du-Rhone
The price is $123 per night from Oct 26 to Oct 27

Situated near the beach, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Cassis Harbour and Cassis Beach. Calanque de Port Pin is 2.5 mi (4.1 km) away. Cassis Station ...

3.9/5Very Good! (176 reviews)

"Lovely rooms, spotlessly clean. Nice pool and terrace, staff very friendly. Good breakfast. No evening meal available though, and jacuzzi expensive and not functioning fully."…"

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2019

Les Jardins de Cassis

Vacation Rentals in Cassis

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Hôtel Particulier Cassis
Hôtel Particulier Cassis
10 Avenue Augustin Isnard, Cassis

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 ...

5/5Exceptional! (9 reviews)
Self catering In Cassis

"An excellent stay in a newly refurbished building within 5 minutes walk of Cassis port."…"

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2019

Hôtel Particulier Cassis
Appartements Bellevue
Appartements Bellevue
7 Rue St Clair, Cassis, Bouches-du-Rhone

Situated by the sea, this apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of Cassis Harbour and Cassis Beach. Calanques National Park is 1.4 mi (2.3 km) away.

4/5Very Good! (5 reviews)
Great views and location!

"I really enjoyed my stay here. The view was unbelievable and the location was fantastic. Everything was modern and clean. This was, however, not what I would consider a hotel. It was a private rental situation where I was required to liaise with someone who provided me with the key. This was a little ..."…"

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2019

Appartements Bellevue
L'Atypique
L'Atypique
3 rue Michel Blanc, Cassis

Situated in Cassis, this beach apartment building is steps from Cassis Harbour and Cassis Beach. Calanques National Park is 1.3 mi (2 km) away.

4.5/5Wonderful! (2 reviews)

"Appartement bien situé près du port, en centre ville, appartement bien équipé, tout en longueur, une seule fenêtre ; Port de Cassis très joli et agréable (mais prix des parkings élevé), récupération du chèque de caution une bonne semaine ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2019

L'Atypique

Popular places to visit in Cassis

Cassis Beach
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Cassis Beach

4.5/5(43 reviews)

Nothing says vacation like spending a lazy day at Cassis Beach, a popular beach in Cassis. While you're in the area, stroll along the waterfront.

Cassis Harbour
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Cassis Harbour

4.5/5(12 reviews)

Explore the waterfront in Cassis with a trip to Cassis Harbour. Stroll along the beautiful beaches or seek out the local tours.

Calanque de Port Miou
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Calanque de Port Miou

5/5(1 review)

Explore the waterfront in Cassis with a trip to Calanque de Port Miou. Stroll along the beautiful beaches or seek out the local tours.

Plage de la Grande Mer
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Plage de la Grande Mer

Commune with nature and explore the great outdoors at Plage de la Grande Mer during your travels in Cassis. While you're in the area, stroll along the waterfront.

Le Bestouan
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Le Bestouan

Commune with nature and explore the great outdoors at Le Bestouan during your travels in Cassis. While you're in the area, stroll along the waterfront.

Plage du Bestouan
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Plage du Bestouan

Why not spend a lazy afternoon at Plage du Bestouan during your trip to Cassis? While you're in the area, stroll along the waterfront.

Top things to do in Cassis

Cassis & Bandol Wine Tasting Tour - 8h
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Cassis & Bandol Wine Tasting Tour - 8h

$794
Per adult
Half-Day Tour of Cassis
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Half-Day Tour of Cassis

$74
Per adult
80% of travellers recommend
Cassis & Bandol Wine Tasting Tour - 4h
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Cassis & Bandol Wine Tasting Tour - 4h

$567
Per adult
Marseille, Aix-en-Provence & Cassis Full-Day Tour
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Marseille, Aix-en-Provence & Cassis Full-Day Tour

$147
Per adult
84% of travellers recommend
Guided Tour of Marseille & Cassis with Roundtrip Transport
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Guided Tour of Marseille & Cassis with Roundtrip Transport

$79
Per adult
84% of travellers recommend
Mediterranean Villigages Tour from Marseille Cruise Port or Hotel by Luxury Van
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Mediterranean Villigages Tour from Marseille Cruise Port or Hotel by Luxury Van

$821
Per adult

Reviews of Cassis

4.6

Top Destination

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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Oct 4, 2019

A lovely town with beautiful creeks and crystal clear ocean, and farmer market...a great retreat!

5/5 - Excellent

Charlie

Sep 22, 2019

A cute town, and it's very walkable. A modest but nice beach, multiple dining options right on the port front as well as more a few blocks in, close access to the national park, and a scenic area in general. It is a touristy town.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Aug 30, 2019

Calanques are a must see Presqu’ile restaurant is excellent too with sea view and 3-course lunch meal

4/5 - Good

Anonymous

Aug 25, 2019

Cute town, very family friendly with people of all ages having things to do and mingling. The Calanques hike is well maintained with amazing views.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Aug 7, 2019

Definitely kayak the Calenques.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Aug 7, 2019

Kayak

Cities near Cassis

Vieux Port featuring boating and a marina

Marseille