Maritime activities

We recommend four beaches in Cassis, where you can bask in the Riviera sun: the Grande Mer beach (200m), sandy, pebble and gravel beach 300 meters long and supervised in summer; Bestouan beach; Anse de l'Arène, bordered by a 400m long pine forest and finally, Anse du Corton, a small peaceful cove.

From the port of Cassis, you can rent a boat or take part in a maritime expedition, to see the creeks of Cassis from the sea: an experience not to be missed.

Hiking in the Calanques

Part of the GR98 (Grande Randonnée) passes through the city of Cassis and runs along the Mediterranean coast. By taking this path, you will be lulled by the song of the cicadas and the Provencal scents. In addition, you will get resplendent views of the Bec de Sormiou, the Grande Candelle, Cap Morgiou, the Capelin cave, small fishing ports and the ruins of the ramparts. This hike is accessible to an informed public who are not afraid of slopes and elevations. Go to the Grandes Randonnées website to prepare your itinerary.

The Marseille-Cassis race

Since 1979, a pedestrian race links the city of Marseille to Cassis, a little more than 20 km. This race brings together runners from all over the world and is generally organized on the last Sunday of October each year. Over 12 km, you will cross the Calanques National Park where remarkable viewpoints will be offered to you. This popular meeting is unmissable in the region. The more adventurous among you can participate.

The municipal museum of Cassis

The Mediterranean Museum of Provençal Arts and Traditions, is located in the heart of the village in a former presbytery built in the 18th century. The museum is full of archaeological pieces, as well as beautiful Provencal paintings. The museum is free and open to the public and is open from Wednesday to Saturday. Despite the permanent exhibitions, the year is punctuated by temporary exhibitions.

Local market

Wednesday and Friday at the port of Cassis


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