Now head back to the car, where you will drive via Saint-Victor Abbey (a very important place for the first Christians in Marseille) to Notre Dame de la Garde, the 19th century basilica on the top of the hill of la Garde who protects the people of Marseille; this site also affords you an unforgettable view of the city.
We like to stop at this point for a bouillabaisse lunch, which is not included. This fish stew was created in Marseilles and there are standards a provider must follow to be able to claim the dish a true bouillabaisse.
Driving back via the Corniche, you might be tempted to take a catnap during your ride to Cassis - but make sure to stay awake, as this 20-minute ride takes you through the lush countryside dotted with vineyards. As you enter Cassis, you will see the monumental cliffs, ruins of a medieval castle, and sitting in the middle of it all is a picture-perfect fishing village. This town is known for many things - its lovely white wine, produced in the 13 estates of the area, the calanques of rock that project along the coastline in formation similar to little fjords, and a true resort area without pretension.
Departures: 09:00 AM, 09:30 AM,
Meeting instructions: Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.
Special instructions: - Wear comfortable shoes, and don't forget to bring a camera.
- We have not included lunch or the cost of the boat trip to the Calanques, which may be purchased during the tour time.
- Please keep in mind that the order of this tour is approximate. Your guide will adapt to the rhythms and interests of your group, so please let her know of any special questions or interests that you may have.