Cassis (French pronunciation: [kasi]; Occitan: Cassís) is a commune situated east of Marseille in the department of Bouches-du-Rhône in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region in southern France.
It is a popular tourist destination, famous for its cliffs (falaises) and the sheltered inlets called calanques. The wines of Cassis are white and rosé. The town is situated on the Mediterranean coast, about 20 kilometres (12.4 miles) east of Marseille. Cap Canaille 394 metres (1,293 feet), between Cassis and La Ciotat ("the civitas") is one of the highest maritime bluffs in Europe, a sailor’s landmark for millennia. It is east of Marseille and in the department of Bouches-du-Rhône. One of its main beach, called "Bestouan" is made cooler by a karstic source.
Getting to Cassis
Cassis is easily reached through various transport options. The closest and most convenient international airport is MARSEILLE PROVENCE AIRPORT. Further details on how to reach Cassis and its town centre are described in detail at :
Domaine La Dona Tigana
25 Route Pierre Imbert,
The conference will take place in a Vineyard close to the centre of Cassis. Although walkable, a tourist train will be available to take participants to and from the conference centre at the start and end of each conference day.