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The Basics

Many visitors explore Cassis as part of day tours from Aix-en-Provence. Tours typically incorporate either guided walking tours or free time in the town itself, as well as boat trips around Calanques National Park (Parc National des Calanques), stop-offs at Cape Canaille, and visits to wineries in either the Bandol or Cassis wine region. Some shore excursions from Marseille cruise port combine Cassis with nearby Aix-en-Provence.

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Cassis, Cliff & Calanques Private Half-Day Tour from Aix-en-Provence
Cassis, Cliff & Calanques Private Half-Day Tour from Aix-en-Provence
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$473.98 per adult
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This tour was awesome! Our guide was...
This tour was awesome! Our guide was wonderful, the sea cliffs above Cassis are breathtaking, and Cassis is charming. I recommend taking the boat tour to see the calanques once in Cassis. Highly recommend this trip!
Macy H, Jun 2017

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Joe is the best
AdinaCarmen_F, Jul 2021
Calanques of Cassis, Aix-en-Provence & Wine Tasting Private Tour
The most memorable was for sure our tour guide, Joe. Amazing guy, extremely well mannered and super knowledgeable. He shared so many cool info with us and made the trip really enjoyable.
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We loved this tour! There were only...
JoyceG104, Jun 2016
Cassis, Cliff & Calanques Private Half-Day Tour from Aix-en-Provence
We loved this tour! There were only 4 people on our van, the driver was very friendly, and she took us to the panoramic viewing spot when no one else was there. The tourist buses arrived as we were leaving! We also enjoyed the motor boat ride through the Calanques, but were not aware that it was an additional expense. The village of Cassis is very charming and we would have loved to spend more time there.
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We had a great time with our tour...
nlsfr, Aug 2016
Cassis, Cliff & Calanques Private Half-Day Tour from Aix-en-Provence
We had a great time with our tour guide, Mark. He spoke English and was eager to chat with us and tell us information along the way. We enjoyed the time we spent with him. A great half day!

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Cassis is a must for scenery seekers, beach lovers, and wine enthusiasts.

  • Plenty of restaurants along the Cassis waterfront serve fresh fish and local white and rosé wines.

  • If you are planning to hike the calanques in summer, bring sunscreen, a hat, ample water, and sturdy footwear.

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How to Get There

Cassis is situated in the South of France, about 18.5 miles (30 kilometers) from Marseille and 34 miles (55 kilometers) from Aix-en-Provence. From Marseille, ride the M8 bus or take the TER (regional train) from Saint Charles train station to Cassis. Cassis train station is about a 10-minute drive or short bus ride from the town center.

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When to Get There

The best time to visit Cassis is in summer, when you can take full advantage of the area’s beaches and coves. Note that access to the calanques is occasionally restricted between June and September, based on the fire risk; check ahead before departing on a hike.

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Exploring Calanques National Park

Cassis is the gateway to scenic Calanques National Park, a 199-square-mile (515-square-kilometer) swath of protected land incorporating upland massifs and parts of the Mediterranean coast, including the magnificent calanques. As well as presenting extensive hiking opportunities, the park can also be explored by boat tour. However you travel, look out for the park’s rare wildlife species, including ocellated lizards, which can reach 3 feet (1 meter) in length, and Montpellier snakes, which can grow up to 6.5 feet (2 meters) in length.

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