Cassis

by Bert Schwarz

The coastal road, which leads south from the port of Marseilles, opens up fascinating perspectives, but ends abruptly in the grandiose wilderness of the cliffs and gorges of the Calanques.

Cassis

Story, Camera, Editor : Bert Schwarz

© travel-magazine TV 2016

Stories from
Provençe and Côte d'Azur
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Le Castellet
This is all about the things that make life more beautiful.
Les Calanques
The rocky cliffs are occasionally interrupted by small, idyllic beaches.
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For many years Marseille was the black sheep on the Provençal coast.
Mouans-Sartoux
It used to be a village with olive trees, flower and jasmine fields for the perfume industry in Grasse.
Mougins
is a real insider's tip, a gem that really deserves attention.
Sanary-sur-Mer
Sanary has been an insider tip in Provençe for over 100 years.
St. Paul de Vence
an artists' village?
Toulon
If you're looking for bling-bling, you're wrong here.

To the east, the scenic D 559 leads to the vineyards of Cassis, to the magnificent beaches of Sanary and Six-Four-Les-Plages and on to Toulon.

Cassis © Bert Schwarz

Cliffs, fjords and wonderful wine.

Cassis, Greek Charsis, Latin Portus Charsicus, is one of the oldest foundations of Massalia. Poets (Mistral) raved about the small harbour and it was a favourite motif for painters (Derain, Dufy, Matisse, Vlaminck).

Calanques © Bert Schwarz

Fascinating is the landscape of its bizarre fjords and gorges, the Calanques. It is best to explore them on foot or by boat. Some cliffs are the result of human intervention: Here, limestone has been mined for centuries, which can be found in Genoa or on the Suez Canal.

Bodin © Bert Schwarz

The white wine, named after its place of origin, is also famous. Various wineries can be visited on foot or by bicycle on a Route des Vins and their wines can be tasted. We visit the winery Bodin, which is located on the outskirts of the city within sight of the Calanques rocks.