Foto Friday… the Calanques at Cassis

Well, it’s been a busy few weeks dear readers, and apart from a pesky little thing known as « a job » I’ve been spending most of my free time with one fabulous Kathy Ayer from Food Lover’s Odyssey.

And let me tell you, a little food inspiration goes a long way as Kathy is very passionate about regional cuisine and also about sharing her love of French cooking. No complaints here… even though I may have to retire my S of France bikini in favor of what some locals might call “flowy pants”  -think cotton… & lots of elastic.


We were able to cross a lot of things off our Provençal “to-do” list, including a visit to Puyricard chocolate factory, an evening spent at a village Aïoli party, and an afternoon touring the beautiful Calanques of Cassis.
Here are a few photos (& a petit video) from our lovely day at this fabled sea town. I’m looking forward to sharing with you more of our local adventures and I’ll really miss Kathy (not to mention her delicious cooking!).


Bon weekend à tous et à bientôt! 


Welcome to la belle Provence. I’m a 40-ish American woman & I’ve been blogging about the South of France since moving here in 2010. I live outside of a Provençal village in the Var region with my husband and daughter. I'm a big fan of cooking, French food, and all things rosé. Bienvenue!

8 thoughts on “Foto Friday… the Calanques at Cassis

  1. I love the Calanques and most happy to see your pictures. Last summer was our visit by boat to the Calanques out of Cassis and I can’t wait till we go again. Thanks for sharing your pictures. Have a great weekend.


    1. Thanks Michel, it’s a beautiful spot to spend the day… too bad we were there so long that we missed wine tasting after. Glad to know it’s just down the coast.


  2. That is exquisitely beautiful, Tuula! 🙂 SO glad you and Kathy are having such a splendid time together. 🙂 I only got to taste one of her meals when we were on our little trip – but it was fantastic. 🙂 Lucky you!!


    1. You are too kind, Krista… many thanks for your sweet comment And I hope one day to see you here too… we can make it another Travel Belles getaway 🙂


  3. Ahh Tuula, you’re too kind! And these photos definitely captured the beauty of the Calanques. Thank you for being such a great host and had an amazing time in Provence with you. I’m glad you enjoyed the food. I have to say it was so much fun shopping at the markets with all those beautiful and tasty fruits and vegetables available.


    1. We had a blast with you Kathy! And we are the lucky ones for being fortunate enough to host you! Counting the days until your return… and we must make another trip to Cassis & the Calanques. Next time I’m totally in for the seafood platter, lol 🙂


  4. Hi! Just discovered your blog and so glad I did! I’m heading to the south of France for the first time in September and Cassis is on our list of places to visit. Looks gorgeous. Loved this post–got me more excited for my trip!!


    1. Hi there! Very nice to find your comment and glad that you got a bit of inspiration from the photos… one thing’s for sure, you won’t be disappointed by Cassis and the Calanques 🙂 Hope you have a fantastic trip! Tuula


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