Cassis

Harbor view of Cassis

Harbor view of Cassis

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This page contains photographs of Cassis taken during a day trip on March 30, 2008. Cassis is a touristy little Mediterranean town just east of Marseille; it is mostly famous for its calanques, which are rocky inlets, or criques, framed by very light-colored limestone cliffs. Boat tours leave every 30 minutes for the calanques; on the day of our visit, only the short (45-minute) 3-calanques tour was available because we were told the sea was pretty rough. At first, we had a hard time believing this, but as soon as the small craft (seating about a dozen people) left the shelter of the harbor, we were jostled around quite a bit, which was good fun. Lunch in one of the many eateries on the harbor was delicious; this is definitely the place to eat seafood! Given more time, many of the areas surrounding the calanques can be explored on foot, though this will have to wait for another visit.


Fishing boats Quai Saint-Pierre Quai Jean-Jacques Barthélémy

Fishing boats

Quai Saint-Pierre

Quai Jean-Jacques Barthélémy


On the water Calanque 'Port-Miou' Following the rock walls...

On the water

Calanque Port-Miou

Following the rock walls...


...towards the exit... ...of the 'calanque'... ...and into the open sea

...towards the exit...

...of the calanque...

...and into the open sea


Navigating towards... ...the aptly named... 'Calanque Port-Pin'

Navigating towards...

...the aptly named...

...Calanque Port-Pin


In the 'Calanque d'En Vau' The gorgeous beach at the end The water really was this color!

In the Calanque d'En Vau

The gorgeous beach at the end

The water really was this color!


Waterfront View from the 'Promenade Aristide Briand' In the village

Waterfront

View from the Promenade A. Briand

In the village


Homeward bound sailboat Harbor entrance Fishing boats

Homeward bound sailboat

Harbor entrance

Fishing boats


The Town Beach Looking toward the 'Cap Canaille' Shoreline flowers

The Town Beach

Looking toward the Cap Canaille

Shoreline flowers


Hotel Liautaud Harbor view The citadel

Hotel Liautaud

Harbor view

The citadel




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