- Full-day private tour to Aix-en-Provence and Cassis from Marseille
- Walk along Cours Mirabeau boulevard and admire its opulent 17th-century architecture
- Explore Aix Old Town and then head inside the Cézanne Studio if you wish
- Admire views from Cape Canaille over the Gulf of Cassis
- Spend time at leisure in the pretty fishing village of Cassis
The famous French painter Paul Cézanne was born in Aix, and you can now visit the place where he once worked. Entry to the Cézanne Studio is at your own expense, but once inside you can walk in the artist’s footsteps and see countless artifacts that once inspired him. Alternatively, opt to continue exploring Aix independently.
After a break for lunch in town (own expense), leave Aix and head back to the French Riviera’s coastline in the direction of Cassis. Stop to admire views from the top of Cape Canaille and look out at its sheer cliffs plunging into the translucent blue waters of the Gulf of Cassis below.
From here, it’s a short drive down the hill into Cassis where you can do as little or as much as you please! Perhaps take a stroll around its endearing fishing port and harbor, or visit one of its waterfront cafes. If you want to visit the Cassis calanques – the area’s incredible limestone rock formations – then your guide will point you in the right direction for a sightseeing boat trip (own expense).
Return to Marseille in the late afternoon, and end your tour back at your hotel.
Reviewed by Vilette H, October 2012
After the hassle of traveling by rail for most of the week, this was a perfect way to end our vacation with a private tour of Cassis. It was very relaxing to view this beautiful area by land and sea.
The Calanques were awesome! Only wish there was an english speaking tour guide for this portion.
Reviewed by mebstick, September 2012
nice, fun trip. Beautiful views and town.