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
Access to the Bouches-du-Rhône's hill chains, which are highly exposed to forest fires, is regulated according to the local weather conditions. Thanks to the mobile app 'My Provence Envie de Balade' and the special 0811 20 13 13 hotline, walkers benefit from real-time information and can set out with a peaceful mind.Discover
Where to stay
La Demeure Insoupçonnée
Because charm only belongs to the person experiencing it, Julie is happy to welcome you in the guestrooms and gites at La Demeure Insoupçonnée in Cassis, where wellbeing and refinement go hand in hand just 10 min from the shore on foot. With an amazing view of the sea and Cap Canaille, La…
Studio en parfait état de 24 m2, terrasse 17m2 vue mer, cuisine équipée Situation privilégiée à 2 minutes à pied du port, des commerces, des restaurants et des plages pour ce joli studio refait à neuf. Sa terrasse de 17m2 aménagée avec chaises longues, tables et chaises vous offrira une…
La maison de Nino
Beside Cassis Harbour, in the light of Cap Canaille, 1 bedroom and 2 exceptional south-facing suites with breakfast included on the restaurant's terrace. In this marine decor, all the bedrooms benefit from a panoramic view. The Nino family present here since 1962 welcomes you all year round…
Tel : 0049 4537 7475 Bel appartement *** de 62m2 au centre de Cassis avec garage privé. L´appartement est un T2 *** de 62m2 situé dans une petite résidence en plein centre de Cassis. Pour 1 à 4 personnes maximum. La plage, le port et les magasins sont à deux pas. Entourée de jardins la…
Third-floor (no elevator) apartment in home just 100 m from village. Beautiful view of village, sea and Cape Canaille. Large main room with 2-person sofabed and double bed with dresser compartments. Fireplace. Separate kitchen with windowalls. Washroom. Separate toilet. Patio furniture. Parking.
La Villa Le Sud is a guest house with a contemporary design with four rooms with all mod-cons, air-conditioning and TV. Come and make the most of the magnificent garden, cool off beside the pool and Jacuzzi, take a rest on deckchair in the shade./The villa is situated away from the bustle of the…
Things to do
Clos Sainte Magdeleine
Le Clos Sainte Magdeleine works 12 hectares of vineyards on exceptional terraced sites on the cliffs of Cap Canaille and beside the sea. Since 2008, Jonathan SACK has ensured the continuity of the family estate (4 generations) producing white and rosé wines certified Organic, including an "old…
Le Clos d'Albizzi
The descendants of the Albizzi family open their door to share a friendly moment with you. Discover their lifestyle, perpetuating the work of the vineyards, respectful of traditions and the environment. Marie-Laure, the wine-makers' daughter, welcomes you for a visit, proposing tasting sessions…
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…
Specialising in the Provençal School from the 19th and early 20th century, Bruno Sighieri has been selecting and exhibiting a wide choice of paintings for nearly 30 years in his Galerie Marina which gives on to the harbour. //Cassis-born, he likes to show and share his finds, reminding us that…
La Savonnerie de Cassis
Unique in Cassis! La Savonnerie de Cassis, situated 5 minutes on foot from the harbour, welcomes you all year round and will reveal its products and know-how to you. Nelly crafts all her products on the spot using mostly organic plant raw materials. Top-of-the-range products accessible to…
L'Art du temps
Situated just a stone's throw from the harbour, l'Art du Temps is the not-to-be-missed boutique in Cassis. Decorative objects, works of art, along with a broad choice of major brands such as Pomax, Atezza, Atelier 1627, Hanjel, Ciment Factory... //Charming, contemporary decor amongst the…
Lulli à Cassis
Crée place Lulli, cette enseigne est devenue en 7 ans une adresse incontournable des fashionistas du Sud. Du créateur marseillais comme Gynette NY ou Drolatic, aux marques internationales comme Acne ou Marc Jacobs, Lulli se veut être la référence de celles qui veulent un look tendance et…
La Ciotat, Cassis
En prenant la route des crêtes entre Cassis et la Ciotat, on découvre les falaises de Soubeyran qui surplombent le littoral. Le point le plus haut c'est le Cap Canaille (399 mètres), la falaise la plus haute d'Europe. La très belle route des Crêtes, tranchée dans les poudingues calcaires,…
Where to eat
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…
Paradise at the world's end… La Presqu’île welcomes guests in quiet surroundings, far from the madding crowds, looking ready to weigh anchor. This ship-like restaurant overlooks the entrance to the Calanques, facing Cape Canaille almost at sea level while your kids splash in the paddling…
Tennis Club La Presqu'ile
Five tennis courts are on the water available to some friends or take part in friendly competitions that punctuate the life of The Presqu'île. Tennis Court Hire per hour, week, month and year. Organizing many tournaments. A paddle is also available as well as many recreational areas (bowls, etc.…
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…
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…
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…