Located just a little more than an hours drive from Provence, the sleepy coastal village of Cassis is absolutely enchanting. We chartered a sailboat and spent a day exploring its famed Calanques – massive chalk cliffs looming precariously over the Mediterranean sea, stopping to explore quiet coves, beaches, and grottos.
Before leaving we stopped at our local farm stand to pick up warm baguette, fresh goat cheese, heirloom tomatoes, basil, olive oil, and sea salt which we assembled on the ship into the most delicious Caprese sandwiches. After lunch and a quick swim for Ryan (it was far too cold for me to get in), we leaned back and let the warm afternoon sun and the gently rolling waves lull us to sleep.
When the sun started to wane, we sailed back to town and spent the last few hours exploring the charming alleyways and chic boutiques. As a day in Cassis couldn’t be complete without seafood, we headed to Chez Gilbert to enjoy a lively meal by the harbor, dining on bouillabaisse and sole paired with a crisp bottle of local rosé.
For more of my adventures in France: Provence Sunrises | Gordes in Provence | Loumarin in Provence | Fields of Poppies | The Towns of the Loire Valley | Staying in a Loire Valley Chateau | Chateau de Chenonceau | Etretat, Normady | A Chic Hotel in Normandy
Images by Cassis wedding photographer Molly Carr Fine Art Photography | Contax 645 | Fuji 400h