Tag Archive for Cassis

Hiking the Calanques Near Cassis


Take your pick. On either a cloudy day along the Mediterranean coast or a sunny one on which  you’d like to reach to a more secluded beach, hiking the calanques west of Cassis makes for an enjoyable outing. (We chose the gray day — last Thursday — and saved the sunny one  for the beach…

Seeing Cassis, by Foot and By Boat


The village of Cassis keeps pulling us back. We’ve visited by ourselves, with Kathy’s sister and with my cousins.  This weekend we’ll return with my brother.  There’s good reason.  The village itself is a great place to relax, to enjoy a meal of fish straight from the sea,  to sip the region’s excellent white wine…

A Meal from the Food Gods


It’s not as if we’ve been lacking for good meals here in France. Not close. In Aix, we’ve consistently enjoyed the lunchtime formule at Bistroquet, a plat du jour, dessert and glass of wine for about $22. Or we’ve relished the chevre chaud, plat du jour and absolutely divine chocolate cake at Fanny’s Bistrot Gourmand.…