This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Cassis. To help you make friends with Cassis before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Located at the coast of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, the small town of Cassis, Provence, France, is home to around seven thousand seven hundred people. In summer, the population increases a lot since the region is a popular holiday destination. People visit the town to relax and to enjoy the summer sun, the Mediterranean Sea, and its natural beauty. Cassis is well known for its beautiful cliffs and the sheltered inlets (in French, calanques). Another famous product from this region is Cassis wine. It is easy to get to this small coastal town -- you can either take a train, a local bus service from Marseille, or use your own car. Do not forget that the sharp bends around Cassis can be challenging for drivers.
Cassis is a classic summer holiday destination. Therefore, you can find numerous hotels, apartments, campsites, and a couple of hostels in Cassis, Provence, France. Most Cassis, Provence, France hostels are located in the centre; since it is a small town, it is easy to walk around everywhere. The central location of Cassis, Provence, France hostels and hotels make the stay even more comfortable. Free Wi-Fi is pretty much standard in any accommodation.
The beach life is the main attraction in Cassis. There are different beaches available -- not only one main beach. All of the beaches can be very busy during the peak season. Do not miss out the Calanques, the very steep-walled inlets and bays along the coastline. You can hike or take a boat trip to discover the amazing landscape.
The town has more to offer than just the beach life. Place Baragnon is a square in the centre of the town. The architecture is really lovely -- you can find buildings from the seventeenth century, such as the town hall and the Museum of Arts and Popular Traditions. This museum (in French, Musée d'Art et Traditions Populaires de Cassis) is a worthwhile visit for culture and art lovers. The origins of the church Saint Michel date back to the sixteenth century. The building with the current design was constructed in the late nineteenth century. This church is a suitable option for architecture lovers.
Written by local enthusiast for Cassis hostelsFlo