Our destination today was the small town of Cassis 23km east of Marseille. The reason for our visit was to visit the calanques, the fjord-like inlets that cut deep into the limestone cliffs on this part of the coast.
Our journey to Cassis was easy but finding our way through Cassis to find the start of the walk to the calanques was a little trying at times. We had clear signs for a start and then they disappeared. We eventually found the start of the walk and enjoyed our walk along the coast.
After our walk we decided we would drive into the centre of the town to get a drink and explore the town but the one way system was a nightmare, not because of traffic, but very poor directional signs so we gave up and headed onto the Route des Cretes.
This cliff top drive links Cassis to La Ciotat further down the coast. There were great views across the surrounding countryside and coasts, and some steep cliff tops. It was a pity that the weather had come in otherwise the drive would have been spectacular.