Windows on Provence
This quaint little seaside resort is snuggled at the foot of a very tall cliff called Cap Canaille. It’s a wonderful place to stroll about with its picturesque fishing port lined with cafes, restaurants and interesting small boutiques. There’s a wide range of restaurants to suit the size of your budget or appetite – from informal pizzerias to more formal fish restaurants – but all of them tend to be plonk on the port with great views.
From here you can take a boat trip to visit les calanques – basically smaller French versions of the fjords – and very impressive. And if you’ve got a head for heights, it’s well worth driving along the route des Crêtes high above the sea – it’s very impressive and has a fabulous panorama of the area.
One word of warning – try to avoid visiting Cassis at the weekend. It’s a very popular day out for the Marseillais and parking (not great at the best of times) becomes almost impossible!