France, Galleries Cassis: A Magical Village on the Mediterranean Posted on June 9, 2018Author Slowlanefrance It has been dubbed ‘the poor man’s Saint-Tropez’ But the Provencal village of Cassis has plenty of grace and elegance in its own right. It’s a place of boats and boutiques, cafes and beaches (frequented here by Emerson College students). flowers, parks and ducks, and the inevitable market with its share of dogs and paintings. Take a boat ride to the calanques, followed by a visit to the cliff above the town la route de crete. The view won’t disappoint.