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.
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.
West of La Ciotat is a mountainous area along the coast line with steep cliffs and unusual rock formations.
Cassis will be the last stop on the road trip through Provence.
Now, on to Barcelona.