Today you will visit Aix en Provence the old capital of Provence who has kept a great deal of the character imparted to it in the XVIIth and XVIIIth and then you will enjoy a relaxing afternoon at Cassis, boarding a small boat to visit the Calanques.
You will love to stroll through the heart of the town, in the pedestrian old streets to discover the façades of the baroque ochre colored private mansions. These dwellings were built for the nobility, each with a concept and style corresponding to the residents' social importance.
The city also boasts a wide variety of fountains. Aix is the "city of water, city of art".
Among other buildings of interest: the cathedral, the town hall, the Corn Exchange
On Tuesday, Saturday and Thursday, in the five main squares take place one of the major markets in all Provence. A square is dedicated to flowers, transforming the site into a veritable masterpiece of changing colours. Two others are dedicated to fruits and vegetables, another one is about new and second-hand clothes and the last one is filled with antique and handicrafts dealers.
Cassis: This little seaside resort is snuggled at the foot of a very tall cliff called Cap Canaille. Cassis is a wonderful place to stroll about with its picturesque fishing port lined with cafes and restaurants.
Optional: You will embark on a small boat for a cruise of 1 hour to discover the famous Calanques.
Between Marseille and Cassis the coast is broken up by these "calanques", enticing fjord-like inlets lying between vertical white cliffs.
Drop off at the Tourist Office Board of Marseille