Lavender fields, hilltop villages and spectacular rocky fjords, rosé wine and bouillabaisse, Cézanne and Van Gogh, cutting edge rap and hip-hop music, Jean de Florette and Manon des Sources, pétanque, scuba diving and Olympique de Marseille: Provence is a vibrant mix of romantic tradition and surprising, fast-changing modernity. This is an insider's guide to the best of it, from a professional journalist living there.
Sunday, April 8, 2012
Exploring the Old Town and Harbour of Cassis
Another recent visit to Cassis, this time shown around by the lovely Christine Francia from the town's tourist office, left us with an enormous treasure trove of new material and insider discoveries about this delightful little resort. Many tourists to Cassis just zip through town with a quick visit to the calanques and maybe the beaches, plus lunch at one of the colourful restaurants on the port. Nothing wrong with all that, of course. But Cassis has a lot more to offer. Click here to read more.