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Arriving -- Cassis Station is a cinch to reach by rail. Half-hourly trains arrive from Marseille (trip time: 25 min.; 6€ one-way). Sound easy? It’s not, as Cassis Station is then a 3km (1 3/4 miles) downhill walk to the Cassis town center. Walk down, grab one of the waiting taxis (10€), or catch the Marcouline city bus (.80€) every 30 minutes. If you’re driving from Marseille, take A50 east.

Visitor Information -- The helpful Office de Tourisme is on the beachfront quai des Moulins (www.ot-cassis.com; tel. 08-92-39-01-03).

Special Events -- The Fête de St-Jean, de la Mer et des Pêcheurs is a 3-day celebration of the sea that takes place in late June. Parades, dancing, massive picnic lunches, and bouts of water jousting bring even more color to the lively port. The wine festival on the last Sunday in September brings the area's winemakers to the village for a day of tastings, dancing, and processions.

FastFacts: Cassis

Mail & Postage -- La Poste, 3 rue Arène (tel. 36-31). Note that the post office also offers an ATM.

 

Pharmacies -- Pharmacie Trossero, 11 av Victor Hugo (tel. 04-42-01-70-03).

 

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.