The Breathtaking Calanques of Cassis, French Riviera

To accomplish great things we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe. – Anatole France

French – Pour accomplir de grandes choses il ne suffit pas d’agir il faut rêver; il ne suffit pas de calculer, il faut croire.


Since we are looking at France today, l would like to introduce you to a French poet called Anatole France, he was a successful novelist with several best-sellers and journalist. He was born in Paris, and died in Saint-Cyr-sur-Loire. He won the Nobel Prize for Literature in recognition of his literary achievements.

There are so many reasons to go to the south of France and one good reason is to see the Calanques in Cassis (pronounced “kalonk”).


The Calanques are a must-see highlight of any visit to Southern Provence. They extend for almost 20 km south-east along the coast between Marseille and Cassis. The Calanques have an extreme microclimate that produces a range of uncommon vegetation. Though the rocks look desolate, they cover approximately 900 plant species. There are also some beaches in between the Calanques.

20140309-213629.jpgWhen I went to Cassis, my husband and I were on a quick trip to France and I saw these for the first time, I was in awe. In all my travels so far one thing I have realised is that there is so much beauty in this world and it would be a shame not to see them.

Cassis (French pronunciation: ​[kasi]) is a small village in the south of France, it is a wine producing village (look out for my post on this). Cassis is famous for its white wine. It is filled with beautiful landscape, wineries and many more. It is another great weekender destination


Calanques Boat Tour

There is a ticket office at by the port. You can find the prices and more by viewing this link.



Where to stay in Cassis

There are a number hotels in Cassis some can be found here However, you can also stay in Marseille where you can find brands like Sofitel then go to Cassis for a day. You can travel there by Bus or train.


Restaurants in Cassis

You will be spoilt for choice as the port is lined with terrace cafe’s and a variety of restaurants with varying price ranges. There are also some more restaurants on the many little streets of the village away from the port. We had a late lunch at La VOUTE restaurant by the port. The food was excellent, they served great steak for about 20 Euros and had a variety of sea food lunch.



It is by acts, and not by ideas that people live.  Anatole France

French – C’est d’actes et non d’idées que vivent les peuples.

Enjoy more pictures below and have a great week! Anything planned for the weekend? Tell us about your next trip, make your weekend an adventure :-)!


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