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Arriving — Cassis Station is a cinch to reach by rail. Half-hourly trains arrive from Marseille (trip time: 25 min.; www.oui.sncf; tel. 36-35 at .40€/min.; 6.30€ one-way). Sound easy? It’s not, as Cassis Station is then a 3km (1.75 miles) downhill walk from Cassis town center. Walk down, grab one of the waiting taxis (10€), or catch the Marcouline city bus (.80€) every 30 min. 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. During Les Vendanges Étoilées Cassis ("The Starry Harvest") in late September, renowned chefs perform cooking demonstrations while wine producers and gourmet food vendors display their wares. 

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.