European Road Trip – Chapter Five – Cassis

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To the east of Marseilles on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea is the small fishing and tourist village of Cassis. While there is a history of fishing and maritime trade with North Africa, the current industry is tourism and it is famous for its cliffs and sheltered inlets. It is a boater’s paradise. Some of the current buildings in Cassis date back to the 16th century.

La Ciotat – on the way to Cassis


To get to Cassis from central Provence there is a very picturesque drive to La Ciotat on the Mediterranean coast and then east along the cliffs to Cassis.

The mountainous region west of La Ciotat.




West of La Ciotat is a mountainous area along the coast line with steep cliffs and unusual rock formations.

The narrow streets of Cassis.
Hillside mansions look down on the village with its charming waterfront.
Unusual design is commonplace in this village.
The inner harbour of Cassis is a mixture of fishing and pleasure boats.
The beaches at Cassis are real tourist draw.

Cassis will be the last stop on the road trip through Provence.

Now, on to Barcelona.

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