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Cassis tourism and travel guide

Photo of Cassis in Bouches-du-Rhone

Visit Cassis: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: The harbour area of Cassis, its beach and proximity to the Calanques de Marseille all help ensure the popularity of Cassis

Cassis is situated in the Bouches-du-Rhone department and Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region.

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Cassis. For detailed visitor information see the Cassis travel guide.

Attractions in Cassis

The white cliffs of the Calanques de Marseille plunging into the deep blue sea make it one of our favourite coastlines in France: Calanques at Marseille

The Route des Cretes between Cassis and La Ciotat is a beautiful route in Provence along the highest sea cliffs in France: Route des Cretes

Popular places to visit nearby include La Ciotat at 7 km and Aubagne at 9 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Cassis, France: places to visit and attractions

Some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Cassis in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur.

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!

Route des Cretes

Route des Cretes

Scenery at 4 km (direction south-east)

The Route des Cretes between Cassis and La Ciotat is a beautiful...

See Route des Cretes guide
La Ciotat

La Ciotat

at 7 km (direction east-south-east)

The attractive harbour and numerous chapels in the old town are the...

See La Ciotat guide


at 9 km (direction north-north-east)

The small market town of Aubagne is best known...

See Aubagne guide
Calanques at Marseille

Calanques at Marseille

Scenery at 11 km (direction west-south-west)

The white cliffs of the Calanques de Marseille plunging into the deep...

See Calanques at Marseille guide


Seaside resort at 14 km (direction east-south-east), in the Var department

The beaches such as Les Lecques, the forest and the pleasant town...

See Saint-Cyr-sur-Mer guide


at 16 km (direction west-north-west)

Marseille is perhaps not a tourist town but is one...

See Marseille guide


Seaside resort at 20 km (direction east-south-east), in the Var department

The beach and the harbour, the bustling old town and the vineyards...

See Bandol guide


Seaside resort at 24 km (direction east-south-east), in the Var department

The historic boats and the palm trees around the pretty harbour...

See Sanary-sur-Mer guide


at 34 km (direction east-south-east), in the Var department

A town with its focus firmly to the sea,...

See Toulon guide


Seaside resort at 34 km (direction west-north-west)

Slightly outside the main Riviera, the beaches and coastal paths of...

See Carry-le-Rouet guide


at 35 km (direction north-north-west)

The vibrant town of Aix-en-Provence is a traditional Provence town, with...

See Aix-en-Provence guide


at 37 km (direction north-east), in the Var department

The principal monument here in Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume is the Basilica of...

See Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume guide


at 45 km (direction west-north-west)

The harbour area and quaint fishermen cottages is the principal attraction in...

See Martigues guide


at 49 km (direction east), in the Var department

Hyères has an extended historic centre with parks and a castle...

See Hyeres guide

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Bouches-du-Rhone

Map of places to visit near Cassis


Markets in and near Cassis

Market days in Cassis: weekly market: Wednesday & Friday;

  • Cassis: market Wednesday & Friday (0km)
  • Carnoux-en-Provence: market Thursday & Saturday (4km)
  • La Ciotat: market Tuesday & Sunday (7km)
  • Aubagne: market Tuesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday & Friday (9km)
  • Saint Cyr sur Mer: market Sunday (14km)
  • Allauch: market Wednesday (14km)
  • Marseille: market every day (16km)
  • Auriol: market Thursday & Saturday (19km)
  • Bandol: market Tuesday (20km)
  • Le Beausset: market Sunday & Friday (22km)

More information about Cassis, Provence

Tourist attractions near Cassis, France

What to do at Cassis? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Cassis.

Grand sites of France

  • Montagne Sainte-Victoire (37km)

National Monuments

  • Chateau d'If (16km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc municipal du Mugel (8km)
  • Jardin de la Magalone (13km)
  • Parc Longchamp (13km)
  • Parc Borély (13km)
  • Parc du 26e Centenaire (14km)
  • Jardin d'Albertas (28km)
  • Domaine d'Orvès (37km)
  • Jardin de Baudouvin (37km)
  • Jardin d’Elie Alexis (38km)
  • Jardin d'Eguilles (42km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Cap Canaille (0km)
  • Cap Canaille (Cassis) (3km)
  • Calanque de Figuerolles (8km)
  • Parc du Mugel (8km)
  • Calanque (10km)
  • Massif de la Sainte-Baume (21km)
  • Cap Sicié (32km)
  • Mont Faron (34km)

Amusement park / theme park

  • OK Corral (15km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zoo du Mont Faron (33km)

Geography and distances

Cassis is in the south-east of France at 16 kilometres from Marseille, the department capital (general information: Cassis is 673 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Cassis

Canton: Ciotat

Arrondissement: Marseille

Department: Bouches-du-Rhone

Region: Provence

Postcode: 13260

Distance to Cassis

from Marseille (prefecture): 16 km

from Paris: 673 km

from Calais: 904 km

from Nice: 150 km

from Bordeaux: 521 km

from Strasbourg: 621 km

Getting here

Most visitors fly into the airport at Marseille or drive from the UK with a journey time of around 10-11 hours. For driving distances to Cassis from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 3 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Carnoux-en-Provence, La Ciotat and Roquefort-la-Bedoule.

This page in French: Visiter Cassis

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