A palette of many colours
With its Calanques lapped by sparkling turquoise waters and houses painted in pretty pastel shades, Cassis is a jewel of the Provencal coast. Derain, one of the masters of the Fauvism art movement, captured its beauty and subtlety in his works: « There is a sweetness of tones, scents, atmospheres, strangeness… », he wrote in 1907. After roaming the lanes of Cassis and its little port where traditional « pointu » fishing boats are still moored, stroll among the fragrant and colourful market stalls. The market is held on Wednesdays and Thursdays – a great opportunity to stock up on provisions for a delicious picnic in the Calanques on the footpaths of Cap Canaille, Europe’s highest cliff, where you can admire the Mediterranean melting into the horizon.