Great road trip idea in south of France, visit charming Cassis

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Cassis waterfront houses and boats

Cassis, France colorful waterfront

Cassis, Provence Alpes Côte d'Azur, France
GPS Coordinates Latitude: 43.2135, Longtitude: 5.5363;
Date photograph taken: 14-04-2012

Great road trip idea in south of France is to visit charming Cassis that is close to Marseille. This small charming town can be easily reached from Nice as well.  You can easily spend a day in Cassis, there is a beach and a beautiful scenic walk along the port waterfront. Spring is a nice time to visit Cassis when the gentle sun shines on the beach, the street and houses colored in warm Mediterranean tones. FPImages presents 25 images taken around Port of Cassis in the spring.

Charming Cassis is a small European town where you can experience French culture and traditional French food of Marseille region. Most famous seafood dish is of course bouillabaisse – fish soup prepared from several types of local fish. There are many fishing boats moored on Cassis waterfront and you can see fishermen bring in their catch right before the lunch.

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French seafood restaurant menu in Cassis
French seafood restaurant menu

Road trip idea to Cassis is a very romantic choice. The center of this small town around the port is very scenic. Cassis has very nice promenade along the sandy beach with gentle turquoise waves and fresh breeze from the sea. The walk continues further along the breakwater to the Cassis lighthouse. The views from this point are amazing. There is a picturesque Cassis yacht club with many boats. Colorful fishing boats are moored along the restaurants and make a nice background for pictures.

Fishing boats bright colors
Fishing boats bright colors

During road trip to Cassis you can experience traditional French food especially seafood. Famous bouillabaisse, other types of fish soups, various kinds of shellfish, grilled fish etc. Sea urchins seafood is also a local specialty. You may notice several diving boats docked at the waterfront. The crew set up tables right in front of the restaurants and clean the sea urchins for the immediate consumption. This is the freshest seafood delicacy you can wish for.

Fishermen divers preparing live sea urchins
Fishermen divers preparing live sea urchins

The beach, the sun, the sea and the food all of this make Cassis a great tourist destination in  south of France. Romantic and charming Cassis will be a pleasure for both short visit and loner stay too. There are many other beautiful coves nearby also known as calanques in French. You can explore these scenic coves either by foot or by boat. You will experience French culture and traditional French food and bring back home lots of fun memories.

Cassis, France Photo Gallery:

Port of Cassis, France cityscape
Port of Cassis, France cityscape
Cassis sandy beach, people enjoy the spring sun
Cassis sandy beach, people enjoy the spring sun
Cassis beach and shoreline
Cassis beach and shoreline
Cassis yacht club and port view
Cassis yacht club and port view
Cassis, Provence small French town cityscape
Cassis, Provence small French town cityscape
Cassis Lighthouse guards entry to the harbour
Cassis Lighthouse guards entry to the harbour
Cassis, France lighthouse
Cassis lighthouse
Cassis lighthouse detail
Cassis lighthouse detail
south of france cassis provence port and town view
Port of Cassis and town
Statue at Cassis promenade with sea view
Statue at Cassis promenade
Cassis harbour and waterfront restaurants
Cassis harbour and waterfront restaurants
White and blue boats moored in Cassis harbour
White and blue boats moored in Cassis harbour
Boat named Marseille - nautical detail
Boat named Marseille – nautical detail
People enjoying spring day at Le France bar and brasserie
People enjoying spring day at Le France bar and brasserie
Live sea urchins seafood dish
Live sea urchins seafood dish
Fisherman cleaning sea urchin at Cassis harbour
Fisherman cleaning sea urchin at Cassis harbour
Crew preparing sea urchins catch for tourists
Crew preparing sea urchins catch for tourists
Sea urchins catch on the table
Sea urchins catch on the table
Tourists eating live sea urchins
Tourists eating live sea urchins
Coquillages - shellfish restaurant in Cassis, Provence
Coquillages – shellfish restaurant in Cassis, Provence
Colorful scenic fishing village cityscape - yellow house and white and blue boat
Colorful scenic fishing village cityscape – yellow house and white and blue boat

  Date: 02.11.2015 by FPImages