Tourist Office Cassis
Cassis - Tourist office
"Qui a vist Paris se noun a vist Cassis, a ren vist"
(He who has seen Paris and not Cassis has seen nothing).
Even if this saying by Frédéric Mistral may seem exaggerated, it nevertheless reflects the interest of this little seaside resort nestling at the foot of the impressive Cape Canaille cliffs. A former Roman trading post, Cassis is very charming, with its quays lined by cafés and restaurants, its jagged coves, its natural beaches and its old town.
There is a very special walk on the Promenade des Lombards. At the top end of this royal path, which links Grande Mer beach to Courton Bay, the view is unique. The walk is full of surprises, starting with the (private) castle: built in the 13th century by Hugues des Baux and remarkably restored, it stands in the middle of an immense garden planted with rare trees. Other places of interest are: the Hotel de Ville (Town Hall) - a former 17th century mansion on a shaded square where Cassis people love to "take the air" and play bowls on summer evenings - and the Musée dArts & Traditions Populaires (Folk Museum).
Many visitors come to see the calanques, stroll around the harbour, savour the fish and shell-fish, and taste the areas excellent wines. Cassis AOC produces a reputed white wine with a very special flavour. It is one of Frances oldest AOCs (guaranteed vintages). The vineyards are on terraced slopes overlooking the sea. The calanques of Cassis and Marseille can be visited on foot or by boat. Port-Miou is a former quarry, 1 km long. It shelters a small harbour. Port-Pin has a nice small, shaded beach. En-Vau is the most remarkable, with its cliffs and its needle rocks it is well-known for its climbing routes and crystal-clear waters.
- Accessible for disabled
- Public car park, Private parking
Information provided by OT Cassis
Where to stay
Maud and Gabriel, both natives of the region, will give you a friendly welcome in their restored vineyard farmhouse 1.5 km from the village and beach, and 10 min on foot from the station. Heated pool with a view of the vineyards and pinewoods. We will be sure to advise you regarding the walks in…
Appartement en duplex au 3e étage sans ascenseur d'un immeuble dans le centre ville de Cassis. Séjour/cuisine équipée d'une véranda avec superbe vue. 2 chambres avec un lit/2 pers. Cabine avec 2 lits/1 pers. Salle de bain, salle d'eau et 2 wc. Appartement entièrement rénové et décoré…
The Originals Cassitel
The colours jostle and the sounds clash as the village wakes. It's an invitation to share in the life of Cassis from the inside that is proposed by this adorable, charming hotel! /Ideally situated facing the harbour and the beach, in the very heart of the shopping, restaurant and café area, THE…
Hotel Restaurant the Cove M
With their simple, natural and cosy atmosphere, our bedrooms, our restaurant and spa have been brought together to allow you to enjoy an agreeable moment of relaxation. The Calanque M welcomes you every evening simply for a drink accompanied by our tapas or a delicious meal cooked with produce…
Cassis Hostel welcomes you in a lovely thirties' villa with a view of the sea and Cap Canaille. The hostel is located 5 minutes on foot from the harbour, shops, Bestouan beach and 20 minutes from the entrance to the Calanques National Park. You can make the most of the infinity pool, a…
The Adress Cassis
The completely renovated home in 2018 has been completely modernized everything while preserving its authenticity.She has a beautiful heated pool in a lush garden and offers many points of view, sea, Cap Canaille and village. 5 minutes walk from the beach, port, the vineyard, the Casino,…
Villa Notre Dame
Situé sur la presqu'ile de Cassis, au milieu d'un décor de belles maisons entourées d'espaces boisés et fleuris, dans une petite rue tranquille accessible uniquement pour les riverains, ce gîte dispose d'une vue magnifique sur le Cap Canaille et la Grande Bleue. Sur un terrain entièrement…
Things to do
CSLN - Kayak - Planche à voile
Cassis sports nautical recreation Paddle kayak Kayak and paddle rentals, kayak tours, stage, sun set & snorkling, yoga paddle.It is flush with the water that you will contemplate at best the massif of the Calanques. The kayak is an ecological boat and accessible to all. With friends or family,…
Bar de la Fontaine
A family establishment opened in 1992, the Bar de la Fontaine is located on Cassis's main street, just a stone's throw from the harbour and the beach. Take a seat on the terrace and make the most of the coffee until aperitif-time, taking in breakfast and lunch. Every day, Manu and Nathalie…
Calanque de Port Miou
Très profonde et sinueuse, elle est depuis longtemps appréciée par les marins pour l'abri et la sécurité qu'elle leur offre. Elle est aussi la seule, qui plusieurs siècles durant eut une activité industrielle. La "Pierre de Cassis", excellent calcaire de Crétacé, a suscité…
Domaine Cassis Bodin
Here's the story of a wine estate born from the passion and love of a man for his vines: Emile Bodin. He was the first winegrower in Provence to sell his wine in bottles. The Bodin brand was born. Today Nicolas, his great grandson, is walking in the footsteps of his ancestors, with an…
Domaine des Quatre Vents
Le domaine appartient à la famille depuis la fin du XIXème siècle. - 9 hectares - Blancs, rosés et rouges Le Blanc a une robe cristalline, un nez complexe où se marient élégamment les senteurs d'agrumes, de fleurs blanches et de garrigue (ciste, buis ) en bouche, il est charnel,…
Mila au Marais
Situated on the Cassis main street, beside the pretty fishing harbour, the charming Mila au Marais boutique welcomes you every day proposing a broad range of quality clothes and accessories. /Anne Julie will show you her favourites in the areas of fashion and brands such as: Bash, Sessun, Leon…
S.A.R.L La visite des Calanques
Promenades en mer dans les Calanques au départ du port de Cassis. Visite des Calanques de Port Miou, Port Pin, En Vau, l'Oule, Devenson, Oeil de Verre, Sugiton, Morgiou et Sormiou. Départs toute l'année, très fréquents entre mars et novembre et toutes les vacances scolaires. Possibilité de…
Sommelier with 25 years' standing, Philippe shares his passion for wine with you in his cellar. You will be able to taste his wines on the spot, take a complete selection of local (the 12 Cassis wine estates) and regional wines away with you, and also a broad range of Champagnes. Not to mention…
Where to eat
La Villa Madie
The setting is exquisite: a modern villa delicately perched on a balcony overlooking one of the most stunning seaside landscapes of Europe, with dramatic red cliffs, austere pine trees and a clear blue sea. Its food is intimately linked to the landscape: highly experienced chef Dimitri Droisneau…
Open since 1930, the iconic restaurant Chez Gilbert nestling on the harbour side welcomes you all year round on its terrace overlooking the Cassis roads, and in its first-floor dining room with a panoramic view of the sea. /You will be able to enjoy a bouillabaisse, and the restaurant is a member…
La Petite Cuisine
Weekdays (Monday to Friday), the elegant and discreet bistro "La Petite Cuisine" is the place where you can enjoy a lunch cooked over a wood fire . Located on the first floor of the gourmet restaurant, you can sample intact or updated traditional specialties and recipes in a decidedly relaxed…
Family cassidenne institution since 1962. Nino makes you discover and rediscover the seafood. The chef and his team pays special attention to use fresh produce, everything is homemade: bouillabaisse, Montparnasse, fish of the day... Kitchen open for the pleasure of the eyes!
L'Oustau de la Mar
L'Oustau de la Mar restaurant was founded a bit more than forty years ago now. The Castiglia Brothers, Romain and Julien, took over the management of the establishment in January 2012.//We propose simple, traditional cooking using fresh, quality produce. We share this authentic cuisine with our…
Peaceful two-room flat with terrace in the centre of Cassis, 2 minutes from the harbour and beach./37 sq.m flat in residence with lift. Hall, living room with BZ 140 sofa-bed, TV with DVD player, open-plan kitchen, microwave, fridge with deep-freeze, bedroom with 2 beds (80cm) that can be moved…
Funny how much pleasure one can derive from this little haunt. Managed with expert know-how since 1970, it is a friendly local, with a modern, chic and understated décor, tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the harbour. A quaint little terrace overlooks the car-free streets, where you can…
The place, at the tip of a peninsula between Cassis and its famous Calanques, is quite simply magical. As if set down on the rocks facing Cap Canaille, the restaurant 'la Presqu'île' honours these idyllic surroundings by proposing its inventive cooking, with the flavours of Provence and the…
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