"Those who have seen Paris but have not seen Cassis have seen nothing at all." The village of Cassis is the very essence of Provence. A former fishing port 15 minutes south of Marseilles, the town is now largely supported by tourism as well as its vineyards. Begin by exploring the picturesque little streets, browsing in the array of boutiques that line them, then take a stroll around the port, between the restaurant terraces and the luxurious boats. As you make your way towards the two beaches, la Grande Mer (sandy) and le Bestouan (pebbled), pause for a game of pétanque: Marseilles' much loved game of bowls. But be sure to enjoy a nice glass of pastis first. And if you're tempted to take the guided tour of the Calanques by sea then jump right in. The walks around the Calanques in Cassis are truly unforgettable.
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