Insider's Guide to Aix-en-Provence

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The less glamorous but equally beautiful little sister to nearby St Tropez, those leaving Provence for the sun-dazzled shores of the French Riviera will find everything they’re looking for in Cassis. This is the South of France at its most postcard-worthy - vast sandy beaches flanking a pretty harbor of painted fishing boats and magnificent yachts, and traditional cafés lining the stone-paved streets.

The ancient fishing port of Cassis is now a popular seaside resort, marrying its historic architecture with a flush of modern restaurants and boutique hotels, but the town’s most unique selling point is its location. Set beneath the towering white limestone cliffs of the Cap Canaille – France’s highest cliff – and surrounded by ‘calanques’, a series of sheltered inlets, home to the region’s renowned white Cassis stone quarries.

It’s Cassis’ laid back small-town vibe, along with its selection of pristine beaches and the dramatic Castle of Cassis, that makes it a magnet for tourists during the summer months, but the town also draws a steady stream of wine lovers to its surrounding vineyards, celebrated for their historic Cassis wines.

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Provence Sightseeing Tour: Marseille and Cassis Calanques Cruise

4.5 star rating: Recommended 19 Reviews

See the best of Marseille and Cassis, two gems of the French Riviera, on this 6-hour tour with an expert guide. Setting off from Marseille, your tour passes ...  Read more

Location: Marseille, France
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $103.33

Cassis Half-Day Trip from Aix-en-Provence

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 3 Reviews

Visit the seaside village of Cassis on this half-day trip from Aix-en-Provence! One of the French Riviera’s quaint coastal gems, Cassis is the perfect place to ...  Read more

Location: Aix-en-Provence, France
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $77.49

Provence Small-Group Sightseeing Tour: Marseille, Aix-en-Provence and Cassis

4 star rating: Recommended 4 Reviews

Visit Aix-en-Provence, Cassis and Marseille on a full-day tour that combines Provence’s artistic heritage with stunning coastal scenery. After setting off from ...  Read more

Location: Marseille, France
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $167.90

Private Tour: Marseille and Cassis Day Trip

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 6 Reviews

Discover Marseille and Cassis, two highlights of the French Riviera, on this half-day tour with a private guide. Setting off from Marseille, you'll pass along ...  Read more

Location: Marseille, France
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $79.11

Private Tour: Aix-en-Provence and Cassis Day Trip from Marseille

4 star rating: Recommended 2 Reviews

See both a charming Provencal town and coastal scenery on this full-day private tour to Aix-en-Provence and Cassis! After leaving Marseille, explore Aix on a ...  Read more

Location: Marseille, France
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $90.41

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