They say if you have seen Paris but not Cassis, you haven’t seen anything. True or not? You can only decide after you see them both.
So, explore Cassis with your local guide. First, the small harbour, with colourful houses, water lapping on moored boats, a medieval castle standing guard on the tall cliffs above.
Then, step onto your boat. It will take you to secret beaches, and to the inimitable calanques — narrow sea inlets surrounded by tall white crags, where the water is an unbelievable turquoise.
You may find you agree with that saying.