100_1084As I have said on this blog before, one of the advantages of a cruise is that it takes you places you might not have otherwise seen; a disadvantage is sometimes the visit leaves you longing for more.

One of our transatlantic cruises stopped in Marseilles from which we took a bus to Cassis.  Perhaps a distant memory of the blackberry liqueur called to me.

What we found was a postcard perfect harbor village nestled under a horseshoe of cliffs.

It is a favorite tourist spot, but we were there in May before it became crowded. We enjoyed walking around the harbor and up the side streets.


But Cassis is a place that warrants lingering in a cafe before moving on to another cafe for a pre-dinner beverage and then spending the evening over an extended meal at yet another place.  It is a place to relax and take your time.  A half-day tour just doesn’t make the grade.

By the way, the liqueur crème de cassis comes from Burgundy, not Cassis.



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About ralietravels

Ray and Alie (Ralie) are a retired couple who love to travel. Even during our working years, we squeezed a trip in whenever we could, often when we had to stretch the budget to do so. We have been fortunate to vacation in all 50 states, all the provinces of Canada and one territory and a little more than 50 countries. We like to drive, but we particularly love to travel back roads to find unusual sights, people, and experiences.
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One Response to Cassis

  1. Keith and Loraine says:

    Loved the pictures of Cassis. It seems most of Europe is pretty colorful or at least that is what your pictures show. Thanks again and appreciated the history lesson as well. Love to you both. Loraine


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