France in the Summer – Part 2: Marseille, Cassis & Les Calanques


We were only in Marseille in passing, but loved visiting The old port area, especially the Fort Saint Jean. Hello! In the museum of the Fort Saint Jean In Marseille today. Cassis is a small, touristy commune along the French Riviera Known for its beaches, wine, cliffs, And sheltered inlets called Calanques. The French Riviera is beautiful! In terms of beaches: La Grand Mer beach is sandier and has more wide open spaces. Whereas Bestouan beach is famously rocky, a bit narrower, but also I felt the water was a bit warmer. Also, super cool cliffs to check out and jump off of. Cassis by night is so much fun! Our favorite restaurant for sure was Le Bonaparte. Where the service and attention were top notch and our price fixed three course dinner was exquisite. There are many different hikes and boating options to see the Calanques always ask or find out if you’re allowed to swim, as many of them don’t permit it. We’re on a hike in Les Calanques. This is the view down into the Calanque closest to Cassis. And we’re on our way to Port Pin Calanque where we are allowed to swim. The hike was fantastic! Make sure if it’s the summer you have plenty of water, and appropriate footwear. Beach blankets or towels are also great to carry with you since many beaches in the area are rocky. And of course: SNACKS!

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