“One who has seen Paris, but not Cassis, has seen nothing!” (“Qui a vu Paris, et non Cassis, n'a rien vu!”) - Provençal writer Alexandre Dumas
Located in the
département of the Var, the seaside gem of Cassis sits on the Mediterranean coast about 12 miles east of Marseille. Cassis is most famous for its cliffs (falaises) and the sheltered inlets or creeks (calanques).
The village encompasses rolling hills of picturesque vineyards which descend into a scenic port. The wines of Cassis are white and rosé, and not to be confused with crème de cassis, a specialty of Burgundy which takes its name from blackcurrants (cassis), not the village.
A port-side restaurant
The Port of Cassis
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