AIX EN PROVENCE and CASSIS
Discover two cities, so close to each other but so different.
During the morning : guided tour of Aix en
The old capital of Provence has kept a great deal of the character imparted
to it in the XVIIth and XVIIIth. The sober elegance of its mansions,
the graceful charm of its squares, the majesty of its avenues and loveliness
and its fountains are impressive.
You will love to stroll through the heart of the town,
in the pedestrian old streets to discover the façades of the
baroque ochre coloured private mansions. These dwellings were built for
the nobility, each with a concept and style corresponding to the residents'
The city also boasts a wide variety of fountains. Aix is the "city
of water, city of art".
Among other buildings of interest : the cathedral, the town hall, the
Why not having a coffee at the terrace of one of the numerous cafes.
Why not tasting a calisson cake with it, freshly made with almond pasta
before continuing your visit in the narrow streets, full of tiny boutiques.
(full market on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday)
Lunch on your own in Cassis. If you want us to book Bouillabaisse lunch (local dish made on a wide variety of fishes and a fish stew),
please ask us.
This little seaside resort is snuggled at the foot of a very tall cliff
called Cap Canaille. Cassis is a wonderful place to stroll about with
its picturesque fishing port lined with cafes and restaurants.
The fishing boats now share the harbor with yachts
and a collection of tourist boats for visiting the "calanques",
a trip you shouldn't miss (45 mn to 1h30).
Between Marseille and Cassis the coast is broken up by these "calanques",
enticing fjord-like inlets lying between vertical white cliffs. The
sight is fantastic. (cruise not included)
Fom the panoramic road overlooking the bay of Cassis,
we will stop to appreciate the fabulous landscape.
It is also possible to stop in a winery to taste the renown Cassis