Cassis is a particularly renowned and popular tourist destination in the Bouches-du-Rhône department. In the heart of an exceptional natural setting, the town is protected on one side by Cap Canaille, the highest sea cliff in Europe, and by the rocky inlets on the other. Between the Provencal hinterland and the Mediterranean Sea, Cassis is a former fishing village and a fishing port with typical charm. Stroll through the narrow streets of the town, admire the colorful facades of the houses, and relax on one of the warm terraces that line the port and the boats.
The town center is full of cultural treasures to discover, such as the Musée Méditerranéen d’Art et Traditions Populaires (Museum of Art and Popular Traditions) and Le Four Banal. Cassis is also marked by religion. Numerous oratories line the streets and paths of Cassis including the Oratory of the Virgin, the Oratory of Saint Mary Magdalene, the Oratory of the Christ Child, etc. You can also visit Saint Michel Church, built in the neo-Romanesque style.
Beyond its historical and cultural heritage, Cassis is also rich in its soil and especially its vineyards. During your stay, take advantage of the markets and events organized throughout the year to immerse yourself in the culture and traditions of Cassis.
The beaches of the city such as Corton Beach, Grande Mer Beach, the beach of l’Anse de l’Arène and Bestouan Beach are very popular in good weather. However, Cassis is known throughout the world for its rocky inlets. True paradisiacal inlets, the Calanques of Cassis offer a breathtaking panorama. Nature lovers will appreciate the view, the fauna and flora of this dream setting.