Thursday, April 17, 2014

A Visit to the Port Town of Cassis

Cassis has been called the poor man's St-Tropez. Hunkered below impossibly high cliffs, Cassis is an unpretentious port town that gave us a sunny time-out for the day.

A busy, prosperous fishing center in the 19th century, Cassis is still known for its excellent seafood. Outdoor cafes line the small port on three sides. We had a delicious lunch while we watched the boaters come and go from this sleepy and charming little port.
Cassis was born more than 2500 years ago. Some of the the castle ruins on the hill date from the 8th century. While foreigners may overwhelm the pretty beaches of the Mediterranean, Cassis is popular mostly with the French and still feels unspoiled.


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