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Honeymoon Travel Guide: Sanary-sur-Mer, Marseilles & Cassis


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.

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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.

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