Welcome to Cassis


To the east is a dramatic rocky outcrop crowned by a 14th-century château (now a hotel open only to guests), while the surrounding country is either pleasingly wild or quilted with wineries producing whites and rosés under the Cassis Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée (AOC).


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$131.68 Shore Excursions

Marseille Shore Excursion: Marseille and Cassis Tour

When your cruise ship docks at the Marseille port, meet your guide at the cruise terminal and hop in a luxury minivan to begin your 7-hour shore excursion.Head 45 minutes south along the picturesque Route des Crêtes toward the seaside town of Cassis. Pull over at Cape Canaille, an imposing headland perched atop high cliffs, to take in panoramic views over the Gulf of Cassis. Arriving in Cassis, follow your guide on a stroll around the charming harbor, gazing upon the colorful, traditional Provençal houses that line the waterfront. Continue exploring by foot at your leisure, or take a 45-minute sightseeing cruise (own expense) along the Mediterranean coastline lined with calanques — stunning limestone rock formations known locally as the 'fjords of the French Riviera.' Drive back to Marseille for a sightseeing tour with your guide. France's second-largest city and the country's largest commercial port, Marseille has a wealth of historical and architectural treasures. Perhaps most notable is Basilique Notre Dame de la Garde. Marvel at this church's impressive Neo-Byzantine architecture and gaze out over the Vieux Port (Old Port) to Château d’If — the famous fortress in Alexander Dumas’ novel, The Count of Monte Cristo. Your guide will also take you to the 11th-century Abbey of St Victor, on the site of an ancient monastery. Learn about the abbey's religious significance as you tour the fortified stone interior. After your time here, drive back to the cruise port to conclude your shore excursion. Worry-free Shore Excursion:We will ensure your timely return to the Marseille port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.

$83.80 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Provence Sightseeing Tour with Marseille and Cruise Upgrade

Meet your guide at Marseille Vieux Port and then head southeast by minivan to the seaside town of Cassis – only a short drive away. After traveling along the scenic Corniche des Crêtes road, stop to admire dramatic coastal views of the Gulf of Cassis from Cape Canaille – the magnificent headland that tops France’s highest sea cliffs. Head down the hills and stop in Cassis to walk around its pretty harbor, lined with colorful houses that typify the fishing villages of Provence. Hop aboard a sightseeing boat and cruise out of the harbor to see three of the region’s spectacular calanques – a series of striking limestone rock formations that comprise the so-called ‘fjords of the French Riviera’ along the coastline. After spending roughly 45 minutes on the water, head back to Marseille by minivan and finish your day with a relaxing sightseeing tour. Stop to marvel at the Neo-Byzantine architecture of Marseille’s Notre-Dame de la Garde church, and enjoy breathtaking views across the sea toward Château d’If – the fortress featured in Alexander Dumas’ novel The Count of Monte Cristo. Pass the 11th-century Abbey of Saint Victor and then end your tour back at Marseille Vieux Port in the evening.

$78.57 Shore Excursions

Marseille Shore Excursion: Marseille and Cassis Private Tour

When your cruise ship docks at the Marseille port, your guide will meet you to take you on your shore excursion: a private tour of Marseille and Cassis. Traveling by luxury minivan, head south along the scenic Route des Crêtes to the nearby seaside town of Cassis. Stop along the way to admire sweeping coastal views of the Gulf of Cassis from Cape Canaille, the spectacular headland that sits atop France’s highest sea cliffs.Walk around Cassis' pretty harbor, lined with colorful houses typical of the fishing villages of Provence. You can choose to spend time exploring the village or taking a 45-minute sightseeing boat cruise (own expense). This cruise takes you along the turquoise waters of the Mediterranean to three of the area’s magnificent calanques – the striking limestone rock formations that comprise the so-called ‘fjords of the French Riviera’ along the coastline. After your time in Cassis, make your way back to Marseille and finish your day with a sightseeing tour. Admire the Neo-Byzantine architecture of Marseille’s Notre-Dame de la Garde church, and enjoy incredible views across the sea of Château d’If – the fortress featured in Alexander Dumas’ novel The Count of Monte Cristo. You'll also see the 11th-century Abbey of St Victor before heading back to the cruise port to board your ship.Worry-free Shore Excursion:We will ensure your timely return to the Marseille port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.

$155.62 Day Trips & Excursions

Provence Small-Group Sightseeing Tour: Marseille, Aix-en-Provence and Cassis

Meet your guide at Marseille Vieux Port and head off by minivan to Aix-en-Provence. A wealthy Provencal town, Aix is known for its charming narrow streets lined with grand 17th-century houses. See the best examples of its elegant architecture on a stroll along the Cours Mirabeau -- a famous boulevard where private mansions bask beneath leafy trees and pretty fountains adorn the pavement. Continue walking to Aix’s seductive little Old Town (Vieil Aix), and admire its chic boutiques, craft shops and squares, all dotted about the warren of tiny streets.Famous as the birthplace of Post-Impressionist painter Paul Cézanne, Aix is rightly on the map for art lovers from around the world. See how he stamped his mark on the city by visiting the Cézanne Studio where he once worked, creating masterpieces such as Les Grandes Baigneuses. Entrance to the studio is at your own expense, but once inside you can walk in the artist’s footsteps and see countless artifacts in the room that once inspired him. Alternatively, you can choose to continue exploring Aix independently.After a break for lunch in town (own expense), continue your tour to the seaside town of Cassis, stopping on the way to soak up coastal views from Cape Canaille. After a brief look at the picturesque harbor, hop aboard a sightseeing boat for a 45-minute cruise to see three of the region’s famous calanques – spectacular limestone rock formations that form dramatic coves along the coastline. From Cassis, head back to Marseille and finish your day with a panoramic sightseeing tour from the comfort of your minivan. Stop for a photo outside Notre-Dame de la Garde – the city’s eye-catching Neo-Byzantine church – and enjoy breathtaking sea views toward Château d’If – the famous fortress featured in Alexander Dumas’ novel The Count of Monte Cristo. Pass the 11th-century Abbey of St Victor and then end your tour back at Marseille Vieux Port in the early evening.

$93.37 Cultural & Theme Tours

Aix-en-Provence and Cassis Small-Group Tour from Marseille

Meet your guide in Marseille and drive north to the charming town of Aix-en-Provence. Take a guided walking tour of the historic center and admire the cathedral, fountains, squares, city hall and narrow streets filled with history. Taste some local specialties at the Provençal market and visit private mansions.Next, drive to Cassis national park to enjoy a panoramic view of the bay from the highest sea cliff in Europe, Cape Canaille. Enjoy some free time to visit the village on your own, relax on the beach or take a 45-minute mini-cruise around the main calanques (inlets), listed by UNESCO as a world heritage site. Admire the turquoise water and white cliffs.At the end of your trip to Cassis, make the short journey back to Marseille where your tour will finish.

$77.81 Day Trips & Excursions

Aix-en-Provence to Cassis Half-Day Guided Sightseeing Trip

Meet your guide in central Aix-en-Provence and head down to the coast to the seaside town of Cassis – just under an hour away. After traveling along the scenic Corniche des Crêtes road, stop to admire dramatic coastal views of the Gulf of Cassis from Cape Canaille – the magnificent headland that tops France’s highest sea cliffs. Head down the hills and stop in Cassis to walk around its pretty harbor, lined with pastel-painted houses of all different shapes and sizes. While big enough to call itself a town, it still enjoys the charm of an authentic Provencal fishing village, and its quaintness is something that’s definitely unique on the glitzy Cote d’Azur.After getting acquainted with Cassis Harbour, how you spend the rest of your time is totally up to you! Perhaps hop aboard a sightseeing boat and cruise to see the Cassis calanques – a series of magnificent limestone rock formations that jut out along the coastline. Said to have been formed by ancient streams, which have long since dried up, the long narrow bays are likened to fjords, featuring white sandy beaches lapped by the azure sea of the Med.At the pre-arranged time, meet your guide in central Cassis, and return to central Aix-en-Provence by minibus.