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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, December 2, 2014: Boats at Cassis, France

Cassis boat



We had a day to spare on a recent trip to Marseilles. The B'n' B we were staying at recommended a visit to Cassis (French pronunciation:kasi). We took a local train there, about 40 minutes journey from Marseilles. The town is situated on the Mediterranean coast, about 20 kilometres (12.4 miles) east of Marseille. It's a popular tourist destination, famous for its cliffs (falaises) and the sheltered inlets called calanques.


It was a Monday, there weren't too many people around, and apart from a handful of other tourists, we almost had the place to ourselves. We spent the day just walking around the small harbor, coffee, lunch and browsing the little boutiques. I love anywhere where there are boats. The quay was crowded with them, so I felt like I was in heaven. I spotted this colorful number in a tiny dry dock against an equally colorful wall. What else could I do but zoom in and capture it for posterity. One of my personal favorite travel pictures. The second picture is part of the quay showing some typically French buildings and lots of those boats!


Cassis Quay


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  • Cassis boat
  • Cassis Quay

The journey starts with you. Just open that door and start walking!


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