8 November 2016
a day trip to the seaside town of Cassis
So as I'm working in the south of France for a 3 month period (well, only one week to go now!), it means that my 'travelling' has been put on hold. But one of the reasons I chose to work in the South of France was so that it didn't feel that way, there are so many different places to visit on my days off. So I've had a little list of places I wanted to see in my time working here, something I've slowly been ticking off.
Cassis has been a town on my list, but as my time here is slowly ending I also thought it was going to be one of the places that I wouldn't end up seeing... which would be unfortunate since it's only an hour and a half away from where we are. The problem, like most of the places I want to visit, is buses... living in a village in France means that buses are very limited, and often the times don't work in your favour. So I was very lucky when my au pair family said that they would be visiting the tourist town of Cassis, just outside of Marseille. So as usual, I joined the gang!
We arrived in time for lunch and had brought a typical French picnic with us to eat on the beach, the beach meaning half covered in stones... but better than nothing! And boy was it hot! I had decided to wear my thickest pants, a singlet, a jumper and a jacket... I did NOT want to make the same mistake as last time and end up freezing at the end of the day. So instead... I ended up, well, burning up! I could have easily gone for a swim to be honest... shame we didn't bring our swimmers!
After our picnic, I headed into town alone. I wandered the streets, took many photos as I usually do and even ended up with an ice cream (yes I know, ice scream at the end of October, crazy right?!) It was pretty great being alone for a while, and being a tourist again to be honest! Because next thing I knew, we were hiking along the waters edge and on the cliff edges in converse... not what I had in mind and the absolute worst shoes for the occasion! But it makes for a good story, plus it was beautiful! So totally worth it - you'll see what I mean in the pictures below!
I can see why there are still so many tourists this time of year... and I can't imagine how packed it must be during the summer months!