After more than three months of extreme summer weather that brought two heatwaves, the first week of September, surprisingly, showed a gentle sun. And what do we do? We go out to take a sun bath. For me it was a chance, after a long time, to make a day trip.
For a short journey and enjoying the gentle sun, I had a visit to Cassis in mind. It is one of the more picturesque towns near Marseille that combines landscape, sea and culture in an inspiring artistic way.
Although I was not the only one who thought of visiting Cassis, the town remains charming inspite of the high number of visitors. From the harbor, there are many options of taking a boat for viewing the Calanques along the coast line, even as far as going down to the Calanques of Marseille. I still have to plan such a boating journey as it must be a photogenic experience.
If you know the outskirts a bit of Cassis, then you can access quiet beaches, quiet alleys, quiet vineyards and other picturesque rejuvenating spots, as these can take a little more effort to get to. Hopefully it will remain like that.
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