Friday, April 27, 2012

Cassis on the Riviera

The rampart of rock soars straight up; we crane our necks to see the top. Scattered across the vertical face, nearly 1,000 feet high, are stunted windswept junipers that cling bravely to the odd crevice. The layering and subtle colors of stratification turn the cliff into an abstract canvas painted by a giant…”

Tom Koppel, travel writer and journalist, and his wife, Annie, journeyed to the south coast of France to uncover something atypical; a place unlike the rest of the trendy towns around the coast, such as  Nice or Cannes.

He ventured to the hidden gem of Cassis by the blue waters of the Mediterranean.

Dramatic cliffs, spectacular fjords or “calanques,” and medieval castles are only the beginning.

Read all about his invigorating experience here.

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