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a day in cassis

a day in cassis

cassis is up there as one of the most beautiful places i've ever been. it is a beach town situated along the cote d'azur about a 40 minute drive from marseille. if you are ever in the south of france, i cannot recommend renting a car enough. take some time and drive through all of the beautiful towns, villages and cities. especially cassis. 

it was the middle of summer and we packed our car with sarongs, baskets, food and water and made our way to cassis. i was beyond excited because i had spent weeks google imaging the beaches and looking at all of the instagram check ins with excitement. our day looked a little something like this.

/   plage du bestouan

we went straight to this smaller beach and skipped the main "plage de la grande mer". it is the prettiest little haven of pristine crystal clear water, there was a little cafe where you could rent chairs or buy drinks and food. there were also showers and a sea of tanned holiday makers and locals laying in the sun. i spent the morning swimming (the water was freezing), taking photos and enjoyed a tasty baguette picnic.

/   port of cassis

after the beach, we went for a walk around and explored the port, stopping for a drink on the water and some people watching before having some of the best ice cream ever.

/   les calanques

les calanques are a series of turquoise coves nestled between towering cliffs. you can walk along the top or take boat tours through them. we attempted to walk but could only go so far, as it was a hot dry day and there were fire warnings which mean a lot of the walking paths were blocked. next time, i am taking a boat in. just look at these photos of how stunning it is!

/   place baragnon 

nestled in behind the port are the inner streets of cassis, filled with cafes, bars, restaurants, fountains and boutiques selling olive trees and all kinds of adorable nick-nacks. this is also where they hold the cassis markets.

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dèrrive travel - a day in cassis, france. where to go and what to do. www.derrive.com
dèrrive travel - a day in cassis, france. where to go and what to do. www.derrive.com
dèrrive travel - a day in cassis, france. where to go and what to do. www.derrive.com
dèrrive travel - a day in cassis, france. where to go and what to do. www.derrive.com
dèrrive travel - a day in cassis, france. where to go and what to do. www.derrive.com
dèrrive travel - a day in cassis, france. where to go and what to do. www.derrive.com
dèrrive travel - a day in cassis, france. where to go and what to do. www.derrive.com
dèrrive travel - a day in cassis, france. where to go and what to do. www.derrive.com
dèrrive travel - a day in cassis, france. where to go and what to do. www.derrive.com
dèrrive travel - a day in cassis, france. where to go and what to do. www.derrive.com
dèrrive travel - a day in cassis, france. where to go and what to do. www.derrive.com
dèrrive travel - a day in cassis, france. where to go and what to do. www.derrive.com
dèrrive travel - a day in cassis, france. where to go and what to do. www.derrive.com
dèrrive travel - a day in cassis, france www.derrive.com
dèrrive travel - a day in cassis, france www.derrive.com
dèrrive travel - a day in cassis, france www.derrive.com
dèrrive travel - a day in cassis, france www.derrive.com
dèrrive travel - a day in cassis, france www.derrive.com
dèrrive travel - a day in cassis, france www.derrive.com
a day in arles

a day in arles

cherry, almond and spelt clafoutis

cherry, almond and spelt clafoutis