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A Day in Cassis with Friends and Lunch at Chez Gilbert Restaurant

Cassis is a picturesque town a little over 1 and 1/2 hours from Sablet, tucked into a curve along the Mediterranean Sea between the calanques (little coastal fjords with tall cliffs), about 20 km east of Marseille.

It’s a fishing port on a steep hillside with vineyards and pastel-coloured houses that tumble down to a seaside port lined with more pastel-coloured houses, shops and restaurants with 8,000 inhabitants. The port is filled with little fishing boats, yachts and charter boats that take tourists out to the calanques.

...Continue reading here to learn about this adorable seaside town where the main beach and marina are squeezed into a space between towering cliffs. Fishing remains a source of employment for some in Cassis, although much reduced from what it would have been in the past. This town is so picturesque it is easy to see why many famous people including Winston Churchill have visited.

As in many of Michel’s posts, they made the trip (to Cassis) for sightseeing and a bite to eat. They chose a portside restaurant for what looks like a fabulous lunch – take a look at the photos. Here, is the contact info:

Chez Gilbert Restaurant
19 Quai des Baux
13260 Cassis
Tel: +33 (0)4 42 01 71 36

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Michel and Shirley

Michel and Shirley

Michel and Shirley, live in wine country, in Windsor, California. They have a full family with two beautiful daughters and five amazing grandchildren. Michel's day job is as CEO of Chancellor Health Care, a company which provides housing and services to older adults.

Previously a co-owner of a popular French bistro called Bistro des Copains located in Western Sonoma County California. The Bistro was closed in early 2015, after nine years!

In 2008, after searching for years and visiting many houses they bought a 17th century stone village house in the medieval village of Sablet which is in the Vaucluse region of Provence France.

Please read about the Sablet House (available for rent) and follow their blog Our House in Provence.

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