Posts tagged ‘Cassis’
No. 28: Les petites villes provençales: Cassis
This sweet, low-key town in coastal Provence with soft-hued houses built at funky angles along the seashore is the perfect place to spend an uncrowded and uncharacteristically warm October day. After a trip to the lively Friday market (filled with the French sweets made best in southern France: calissons, navettes, nougats, candied fruit and sugared almonds), we picnicked on a small-coved beach surrounded by dramatic walls of white limestone. The warm sun, gentle breeze and cooling sea mist were the perfect remedy for our grey-weathered Parisians souls.
les petites villes provençales: small Provençale towns
une navette: shuttle service, commute; also a Provençale cookie shaped like a rowboat and flavored with orange blossom, lemon, anise, almonds, chocolate chips and even lavender. For the recipe for these “sugar shuttles”, please click here.
No. 27: Les Calanques, Cassis
So, this is how the conversation went:
Superman: “I want to go to the calanques!”
Nancy: “What are the calanques?”
Superman: “ Fjords.”
Nancy: “What’s a fjord?”
Superman: “Fingers in a bay.”
calanques: a steep-walled inlet, cove, or bay that is developed in limestone, dolomite, or other carbonate strata and found along the Mediterranean coast. This calanque is Port Miou. Located in Cassis, 30 km southeast of Marseille.