All this is Cassis, a small traditional fishing village which has kept its spirit. It is nested between huge rocky mountains moulded by mistral winds and hot weather. The calanques of Cassis are world famouse fjords and peninsulas which form the coastline between Marseille and Cassis. Some of its "falaises" (rock faces) rise as high as 450m right up from sea level and constitute a paradise for climbers and hikers. The clear turquoise waters against the "roche blanche" - white rock of the cliffs are synonymous with beauty and nature. After all this place keeps me coming back for more then 30 years.
Treking the Calanques
Walking the Calanques from Cassis to Calanque Morigious. After a cafe au lait and a croissant we left Cassis, walking around its harbour when it was still pitch dark. After one hours walk we had already passed the first (Port-Miou) and second calanque (Port-Pin). Then the sun went up and paradise was ours to be discovered.