Insider's Guide to Aix-en-Provence

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  • Location: Aix-en-Provence, France
  • Duration:  4 hours (approx.)
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 experience the charm of a Provencal fishing village first-hand. After exploring its harbor with a guide, you can do as little or as much here as you like! Perhaps hop aboard a sightseeing boat to see the famous Cassis calanques (own expense), or check out the village's ambient cafés and shops.


  • 4-hour Cassis tour from Aix-en-Provence with an expert guide
  • Travel along the picturesque Corniche des Crêtes road, enjoying views of the French Riviera
  • Stop at the vantage point of Cape Canaille for photos of the Cote d’Azur coastline
  • Walk around Cassis Harbour with a guide and admire its pretty pastel-colored houses
  • Hop aboard a sightseeing boat if you wish, and see the famous Cassis calanques

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Cassis Half-Day Trip from Aix-en-Provence

Cassis Half-Day Trip from Aix-en-Provence

Meet your guide in central Aix-en-Provence and head down to the coast to the seaside town of Cassis – just under an hour away. After traveling along the scenic Corniche des Crêtes road, stop to admire dramatic coastal views of the Gulf of Cassis from Cape Canaille – the magnificent headland that tops France’s highest sea cliffs.

Head down the hills and stop in Cassis to walk around its pretty harbor, lined with pastel-painted houses of all different shapes and sizes. While big enough to call itself a town, it still enjoys the charm of an authentic Provencal fishing village, and its quaintness is something that’s definitely unique on the glitzy Cote d’Azur.

After getting acquainted with Cassis Harbour, how you spend the rest of your time is totally up to you! Perhaps hop aboard a sightseeing boat (own expense) and cruise to see the Cassis calanques – a series of magnificent limestone rock formations that jut out along the coastline. Said to have been formed by ancient streams, which have long since dried up, the long narrow bays are likened to fjords, featuring white sandy beaches lapped by the azure sea of the Med.

At the pre-arranged time, meet your guide in central Cassis, and return to central Aix-en-Provence by minibus.

Customer Reviews

4 star rating: Recommended October 2014

We didn't have much time to spend at the harbour, for our boat took for ever to depart, but the cruise to see the calanques was totally worthwhile. Don't miss it!

4 star rating: Recommended July 2013

Tour guide very knowledgable and wonderful to see the calanques by boat

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Tour code: 5849CASSIS


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