Cassis was our Helen of Troy. The thing that sparked the Sur la Route adventure. I'd seen a photo of these exact beach chairs on someone's Instagram and just knew I had to go there. So we made planned the road trip around a visit to these chairs at Same Same bar.
Cassis is about 40 minutes outside of Marseille and well worth the trip. I think anywhere in the Cote d'Azur (French Riviera) is well worth the trip. The chairs happened to be on this little inset beach called La Plage du Bestouan and perhaps one of my favorite places I've ever been.
We arrived very early, even before Same Same was open. Because no way in hell was I letting anyone get in the way of me and my beach chair. The small beach is rocky and we only made the mistake once of trying to wade in barefoot. They may go topless at this beach, but their feet are definitely covered. Smart people had on rubber water shoes to go into the water and the next time I went in I kept my flip flops on.
We spent the rest of the day lounging + reading up in the chairs at Same Same and then went it got too hot, climbing down to float in the crystal clear water. I think I could do this every day for a month and never get tired of it.
There is more to be discovered in Cassis but after driving around for a bit we just weren't able to get to the exact places we wanted. Which was fine, I'd gotten my Same Same and a nice sun tan. I hope that my Helen of Troy becomes yours and you take a trip to those wonderful chairs. Tell them I miss them dearly.