Photo Diary: 8AM in Cassis, France
I had set my alarm. I wanted the city to myself and despite the rosé the night prior, I knew I had to get up at day break. Before our coffee (!), my friend Alex and I quietly tip-toed out of our Airbnb and wandered down into the town center.
The cobbled streets were silent, the boats in the harbor followed suit as the quietly tugged at their dock lines. With a whirl of peaceful pastels, Cassis was a painting. Our zig-zagged route through town was influenced entirely by my lens, stutter stepping as we peered down alleys in search of bright blooms and boldly painted shutters. We walked slowly without any purpose other than to enjoy the scene.
This is what transpired from our morning walk:
With French Riviera calling, we headed back to our Airbnb (below) to collect the gals and move on to our next stopping point, Antibes. As we exited the town we pulled off twice to enjoy the cityscape. By 10:30AM we were gone, only left with images and a feeling of good fortune to have seen it.
Thinking of visiting Cassis? Check out:
My visit to Cassis’ most famous attraction: Cassis, France: Calanques
Get there: By way of train from Marseilles, Toulon or Nice
Go: Late June for theFêtes de la Mer (sea-themed feastivities) or Late September for Les Vendanges Etoilées (The Starry Grape Harvest Wine Festival) a gastronomic week celebrating Cassis’ food and wine
Famous vacationers: Virginia Woolf, Winston Churchill (it was here that he practiced painting) & Napoleon Bonaparte
Stay: While it was a bit of a walk to town, we loved our Airbnb