Aix en Provence – Cassis – Marseille
Enjoy one day in the South of France on a Marseille shore excursion, guided by an English-speaking local. Experience the highlights of Marseille region during this small-group shared shore excursion in the Medieval town of Aix en Provence famous for its provençal market, the fishermen port of Cassis listed by Unesco for its calanques and turquoise water and the highest monument of Marseille, Notre Dame de la Garde Basilica built on top of the Guardian’s Hill.
Aix en Provence
In the morning, discover the medieval town of Aix en Provence – the City Of Art. While walking through the historic center, visit the Cathedral, the Town Hall, and the charming Provençal Market. Tasting of local food specialties. Indulge yourself with colorful market stands and experience a refined Provencal “Art de Vivre”.
Afterwards let us drive to Cassis, a charming port town known as the Little Saint Tropez of Provence. Nestled between Cap Canaille and the Calanques, this is a true haven…Explore the village and the numerous art galeries and craftsmen shops. Relax on the small sandy beach, or have a short boat ride through Les Calanques. Les Calanques de Cassis is a National Park listed as world heritage by Unesco for its turquoise water and white cliffs.
Lunch at your leisure in the village.
Complete your shore excursion in Marseille city center. Explore the old harbour, chat to the friendly fishermen and its former gangster district “Le Panier”. Visit Notre Dame de la Garde , the highest monument of the Phocaean city. Formerly a small chapel, this is nowadays a Neo-Byzantine basilica built on top of a hill. From there, enjoy a breathtaking 360° view on the city, and of the nearby Friuli Islands. One of them has the Fortress of Château d’If, the “Comte de Monte Cristo” island!
Full day tour – 7h
Transportation in a luxury 7-seater car