Cassis, the flowery by the sea

The highest cliff in France towers proudly at 399 metres above the harbour town, which is bathed in Mediterranean blue, inviting you to linger. The Château de Cassis, the castle of Cassis, which seems to hover in airy heights above the village, was already mentioned in the 8th century, completes the romantic scenery.

The landscape around the little town is characterised by the evergreen garrigue, whose numerous representatives such as holm oaks, rosemary, snowballs, pines or rock pears blend harmoniously into the Mediterranean landscape, as do the beautiful mallows, hydrangeas, bougainvillea’s or lavender flowers that adorn gardens, terraces and balconies. This is the reason why Cassis was awarded with the “Fleur d’Or”, the Golden Flower, of the Concours des villes et villages fleuris (Towns & Villages in Bloom”) in 2019.

Our discovery tour, which starts at the gendarmerie, will take us not only to the 17th century town hall, but also to the famous fountains, each with its own history.

The scent of salt and sea is in the air and lead us down to the harbour, watched over by the anchovy fisherman Calendal, of the famous Provençal writer Frédéric Mistral, where cafés and restaurants are packed together. Here you have the possibility to visit the nearby peninsula of Port Miou by the little train (adults 8,00 Euro / person), to explore the spectacular fjord-like rocky bays of the Calanques (45-minute boat trip, 19,00 Euro / person) or to stroll along the pier and enjoy the view of the ships, yachts and the sea.

From 3 persons, maximum 20 persons

Group price on request

Duration: 3 – 4 hours

Tour price: 70 Euro / person

A 45-minute boat tour, which costs 19.00 Euro / person, can be taken on request.

Tips for the journey (bus, train, own car, limousine with a chauffeur etc.), when booking.