AOC Cassis: The ultimate guide

Cassis is a small but beautiful town in Provence. It is only 45 minutes east of Marseille, and 45 minutes south of Aix en Provence as well. This small town has not only beautiful scenery, but also a rich wine history and much more. You can enjoy your time in AOP Cassis by participating in various engaging activities. Here is everything you should know about Cassis.


Cassis is the most beautiful wine appellation in France because of its beautiful vineyards. The best part of this region is the multiple trails that add to its beauty. A key thing to note is that this vineyard was founded over 2600 years ago.

During the 16th century, AOC Cassis gained popularity for its unique white wines. This was an interesting period for the population because at that time only red wines were widespread. Currently, Cassis produces 67% of the white wines in France.

In addition, the region has also turned to the production of red wine and rosé. This is one of the main reasons why you should visit to taste this "AOC" (label) during your stay in France. You will be able to taste different drinks with excellent food pairings while overlooking the beautiful slopes.


Many people think that AOP Cassis has nothing to offer but wine. However, this is far from the truth. This region is much more than a wine appellation. Here are the main activities you can do during your stay in Cassis:

1- Visit the Port:

The port of Cassis is one of the most beautiful sites in this region with beautiful coloured houses. They are reflected in the vast Mediterranean Sea which adds to the beauty of the land. One of the main things you can do at the port is indulge in ice cream.

Lavender is a locally grown flavour that you will surely enjoy as you stroll along the harbour. You can learn more about the history of Cassis while exploring this place.

2- Explore the beaches:

One main thing about Cassis is that there are several beaches you can explore. A key feature of the sites is that they are clean. In addition, they allow you to enjoy the airy atmosphere of this small area.

Vous devez noter que les plages de Cassis ne ressemblent pas aux emplacements. C’est parce que vous trouverez des options à flanc de falaise et des criques cachées. Ainsi, vous pouvez profiter d’une expérience balnéaire unique dans cette célèbre région viticole.

France, Cassis. Panorama Of Calanques On The Azure Coast
France, Cassis. Panorama Of Calanques On The Azure Coast

3- Go to the Calanques National Park:

The Calanques National Park in Cassis is the most breathtaking place in this region. There are coves, a view of the Mediterranean Sea, and more. Not only that, there are also several activities you can participate in while visiting the calanques.

4- Outdoor sports

Book with us your outdoor sports experience around Cassis:

Kayak, Mountain bike, Hiking, Climbing, CanyoningStand-up paddle and snorkeling are just some of the outdoor sports activities you can enjoy from Cassis.


This is your complete guide to the Cassis PDO, its history and what you can do. If you would like to do any of the above, please contact Planetazur. We can help you by offering a personalised tour of the most famous areas of Cassis.

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