|Posted by Jennanne (Lonely planet)
Region: France, small village between Nice and Marsielle
Date: 29th April 2002
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Location: Casis:About 12 km east of Marsielle on the coast. Transport by train from Niece or Marsielle, please note, the Casis train staition is about 3 km out of the town Casis!!
Small villiage with a very small harbour full of sailing boats, surrounded by cliff faced ocean. The village is about 3 kms from the train station. There is one youth hostel (that I know of) up on the cliffs overlooking the sea, about 3 km out of the villiage. As far as I know there is no transport to the hostel, I and others walked the 3km, (uphill all the way!!)So take groceries with you!! (Not too much, you;l hate the walk, but appriciate it afterwards!!) Of course it is also possible to get there with a car. There are hicking paths go all the way to Marsielle, it is also possible to camp over the whole area, but must carry your own fresh water, it is not a camping/caravan park! The hicking trails are all marked on a map available from the hostel. This place is so beutiful, there are views of green water and the great big cliffs, I even found a little cave, that people had camped in. If your looking for a place to chill out then I recommend it. P.S There are no showers in the hostel, just a long trough, its really only got the bare minimum basic's