How to park cleverly in Cassis ?

All you need to know to park smart in Cassis ?

In the summer season, the population of this small port of Provence increases tenfold. Finding a place to park in Cassis then becomes an impossible mission. But good news for all those who have not resolved to drive around in circles for hours. Today we reveal you some tips and tricks to park cleverly in Cassis (and as soon as you arrive...)

Is it possible to park for free ?

park smart in Cassis

If you are lucky enough to have booked a holiday rental in Cassis with an integrated private car park the problem of parking is not really yours.

On the other hand if you plan to spend the day in Cassis without sleeping there, we have good news !!!

There are possibilities to park for free in the streets of Cassis, but tourists don't necessarily know them.

Indeed, apart from the 3 paying parking zones described below, all the marked parking spaces on the public road are free.

Of course, in July and August - high tourist season - the places are expensive and there as everywhere, the first arrived (before 8 am) will be the first served...

Here are some tips and tricks to make parking easier in Cassis ...

Can we park in the streets of Cassis ?

The answer is yes !!!   You can park in the streets of Cassis ...  

It is possible to park in all the streets with marked parking spaces on the ground. 

3 charging zones have been defined, 1 of which is free. The further away from the town centre, the cheaper it is.

  Soap Zone

  Zone 1 orange: avenues: du Révestel - Leriche - Ganteaume - la Ciotat

  Green zone 2: avenues:  Liautaud - Ferry - Gambi - Colbert - Picouveau

In all other streets parking is free (and therefore Free) ...

Parking rates in the streets of Cassis
Parking rates in the streets of Cassis
30'1 h2 H3 H4 H5 H6 H7 H8 H9 H10 HFORFAIT
SAVON rouge2 €4 €8 €25 €

25 €25 €
ZONE 1 Orange0 €2 €4 €6 €8 €10 €15 €20 €25 €30 €35 €35 €
ZONE 2 Green0 €1 €2 €3 €4 €5 €6 €8 €10 €15 €20 €20 €
The  3 parking zones in Cassis - The further away you are from the centre, the more attractive the rates...

Cassis: 9 car parks at your disposal (6 of which are less than 500 m from the beach) ...

Parking in Cassis is one of your preoccupations.

Are you looking for a car park as close as possible to the port and the beach ? 

It all depends on how long you park. This solution can be beneficial for two reasons: It will save you from having to turn around in the city to find a parking space on the public highway to park your vehicle.

It will be much more protected in a secure car park -equipped with an armada of surveillance cameras- than in the street. Even if I can reassure you that the streets of CASSIS are among the safest on the French Riviera.

No less than 9 secure car parks are available ...

Cassis has 9 car parks (8 paying + 1 free) spread throughout the village.

Numerous illuminated billboards inform motorists of the availability of "Direct live" parking spaces.

  • Parking de la Viguerie - Avenue de la viguerie (299 spaces - paying - 1 hour free)
  • Parking Savon - Esplanade Charles de Gaulle (60 spaces - paying)
  • Parking de la Poste - Rond Point de la Source roundabout (92 paying spaces + 32 2-wheeler spaces - )
  • Parking des Mimosas - Avenue Augustin Isnard (paying - 1st hour free)
  • Parking de la Madie - Avenue du Revestel (paying)
  • Parking Daudet - Avenue Alphonse Daudet (paying) 
  • Parking du Bestouan - Avenue des Calanques (paying)
  • Presqu'île car park (private - paying)
  • Parking des Gorguettes - Cassis exit (totally Free + shuttle 1,60 €/person-Free for children under 6 years old)

Of course, during the high tourist season it is not uncommon for the car parks in the centre to be saturated.

In this case, just follow the signs "Parking Gratuit des Gorguettes".

On this car park you will find a space for your car (parking offered by the city). Many shuttles are at your disposal to go to the city centre (journey: 5 mn...) and of course they assure the return all day long (1,60 €/Person - Free for children under 6 years old).

The Plateforme des Gorguettes (and its Free Parking) in details ...

The platform Des Gorguettes in Cassis

With its car park with 220 spaces and the provision of a free car park, you can move around the village without a car by using the numerous shuttles available (1.60 € return).

The Cassis Tourist Office is on the spot, at your disposal 7 days a week from 9.30 am to 1 pm and from 2 pm to 5.30 pm in July and August and every weekend in September.

The shuttle buses operate 7 days a week:

  • from 9 a.m. to midnight from July 4th to August 31st.
  • from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. from 1 to 13 September

The nights of 14 July and 15 August (fireworks) are extended until 2 am.

Getting around without your car... instructions for use ...

Getting around without your car

That's it! You've parked your car easily (no doubt after browsing through this article and discovering our good deals). 

Cassis is yours !! 

If your car is parked at "Les Gorguettes" (free parking) the shuttle will take you either to the town centre or to the peninsula (starting point of a walk in the calanques).

If you are parked in one of the car parks in the town centre, the beach, the shops, the port and the landing stage for visiting the calanques by boat are just a few minutes away .

Thank you for your reading and enjoy your day in Cassis ...

Your most frequently asked questions:

(Answers on this page) 


Where is the car park for access to the calanques?

▶What are the rates for the Parking de la Poste car park in Cassis?

▶ How to go from the station to the Presqu'ile in Cassis

▶ What is the timetable for the shuttle bus from Cassis station to the port?

▶ The rates of the Savon de Cassis car park ?

▶ Timetables of the bus from Cassis to the station ? 

Cassis: Flat for rent with free parking ...

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  • Here is an Apartment of 105 m2 with 3 bedrooms, with a Sea View, Clean, in the Calm of a pinewood, a nice Decoration, High quality Bedding, an Owner who listens to you (and who welcomes you personally).

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See also ...

- Everything you need to know to prepare your visit to the Calanques ...