Cassis and Aix-en-Provence, two treasures near Marseille
Marseille, the Bohemian and Phocaean city of France, is a real invitation to tourism that will allo you to discover as many splendors united in a single village of treasure. It is the second largest city of the metropolis after Paris and is located in the south-east of the country at the edge of the Mediterranean.
Like any other French city, Marseille is also rich in exceptional treasures that really deserve to be granted a few moments, even just a few minutes ... Cassis and Aix-en-Provence, who really they are ?
Separated from Marseille at a distance of 30 km, Cassis is famous for its beautiful gray cliffs, its incredible calanques and for its wines of a superb pink and white robe. It can be said that the resort is quite of the Marseilles city and is one of the high places of tourism in Provence.
A boat trip should therefore be part of the first activities of your list in order to discover the splendor of these unique creeks in the world! If you feel like going for a dip , you can go for it! The water, with a beautiful turquoise color, remains clean throughout the year and is ideal for bathing with family, friends and lovers. The setting is romantic ... A very beautiful treasure of nature that is made purposely to captivate you to your fingertips!
The historic heart of Cassis is endowed with a rather authentic and contrast identity. The one who stirs up curiosity, for a first visit, is the Castle of Cassis or Castrum of Carsicis. Built in the Middle Ages, this renowned building is renowned for its incredible rectilinear rampart with square towers. The “Maison de Cassis” is also a pleasant invitation to discover the history of the city. The latter shelters the Mediterranean Municipal Museum of Popular Arts and Traditions.
Aix en Provence
Aix, the beautiful city of Provence popular and coveted for its various fountains and for having once hosted Cézanne and Émile Zola. It is a very warm and pleasant place, especially in summer when you can take advantage of the day outside, under its sunny climate.
Aix-en-Provence is also a splendid village with a very large student population. In fact, more than 40,000 students have decided to start their university studies at renowned establishments in Aix, such as the “Institut d'Etudes Politiques” or the “École Nationale Supérieure des Arts et Métiers”.The city has long been a bourgeois city ... The visitor looking for a cheap hotel would do well to stop further, in Marseille for example, which is 30 km away and where there are several cheaper hostels. But even if Aix is a step that requires a lot more budgets, it remains a magnificent treasure where to stop for a few hours to appreciate a walk in its narrow and ancient lanes.