Entry No. 54: Sanary-sur-Mer, Cassis and Marseilles, France
I’ve already shared one guide to Cassis but what I haven’t shared is that I returned to that amazing little port town a year later with my husband while we were on a Mediterranean cruise. We spent the morning shopping the market in Sanary-sur-Mer, spent the early afternoon sailing out to the calanques in Cassis and finished up the day marveling at the Marseilles Cathedral. Despite sounding like a jam-packed day, it was actually pretty chill and enjoyable. Hope you enjoy the photos and, as always, I’m sharing my top tips at the bottom of this post.
CB’s Top Tips
– Sail the calanques in Cassis. The first time I visited Cassis, we didn’t learn about the calanques until we got back to our house in Provence and the owner mentioned it to us. They sounded amazing – these white stone cliffs with tiny little inlets of water – so I made sure that J&I booked a sail when we returned. You can book a public boatride the day-of your visit or schedule a private tour in advance.
– Want more Cassis? Read my original guide to Cassis here.
– Visit the market in Sanary-sur-Mer. Check the schedule online for when the local market is because you will be in for a treat! Think fresh macarons, flowers, baguettes, cheeses, wines, soaps, fish fresh from the sea, you name it – it’s here. It’s the perfect way to spend a morning – collect some ingredients for a picnic and then eat along the big rocks on the harbor while you watch the goings-on in the port.
– The Marseilles Cathedral. Perched on a hill overlooking the city, this cathedral commands attention and rightfully so. It’s exquisite both inside and out and certainly worth a visit. Just make sure you’re in shape to climb those stairs! 😉
If you have any tips, insights, suggestions or comments, I’d love to hear them! And to catch up on my other European travel entries, just click here.
All images by moi.