The south of France is eponymous with sunshine, beaches, yachts and the finer things in live, and all of these are present in the small fishing village of Cassis, close to Marseille. Cassis is all about superb French food and locally produced wine, slow-paced walks along the harbour front, hiking in the incredible mountains, and generally soaking up the sun and acclimatising to the laidback and desirable lifestyle of the Côte d'Azur. If you fancy venturing out of Cassis, many fantastic daytrips are just around the corner, with the likes of Marseille, Cannes and Toulon all just a short drive away, and each offering its own unique appeal.
Renting holiday accommodation in Cassis
France boasts some of the world’s most amazing food and local produce, and because you have chosen to go with self-catering accommodation rather than a bed and breakfast or hotel, why not make the most of this and cook up a storm after visiting the local market? HouseTrip offers a wide range of holiday accommodation to make the most of your time in Cassis and the south of France, while giving you the freedom that you would lack when staying in a hotel, as well as saving you some money at the same time.
Where to stay in Cassis
After finishing dessert and settling the bill, you might take a stole along the harbour front, ending the evening off with a last glass of local red or white in one of the many authentic bars. By the time you are ready to head back to bed, you will be pleased that you have chosen a central apartment in Cassis. Perhaps your main prerequisite for travelling is to get away from everything, including other people? While Cassis is by no means a large town, with a population of less than 10,000, a secluded villa with a number of rooms and a pool outside of the centre might be exactly the southern French escape you’re looking for. Whatever you’re after when it comes to a Cassis holiday, HouseTrip can cater for your needs.
Cassis with the family
Cassis is famous for its three calanques and, depending on how old or brave your kids are, there are a number of ways to explore these rugged limestone coves, including boat trips, kayaking, rock climbing and stunning cliff-top walks. Food is one of the main reasons families come back to the south of France year after year, so sampling some of Cassis’s top restaurants is certainly a priority, while picnics and barbeques with the whole family are a must. There is also plenty to explore away from the coast and, if you time your stay in Cassis right, you can even go skiing, with the alps just a few hours away by car.