Les Calanques de
Cassis. Photograph: Bruno Morandi/Robert Harding World Imagery/Corbis
Winston Churchill learned to paint in Cassis. The seaside port became known as Bloomsbury-sur-Mer with Virginia Woolf, Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant all frequent guests. Cassis today
is still one of the most bohemian yet classiest resorts in Provence, with great seafood bistros, boat trips and a twice-weekly market. A short stroll from the centre is theClos du petit Jésus B&B, which has just one airy, contemporary room for guests. The
first-floor terrace overlooks a pool and is a perfect place to share an aperitif with the hosts.
• +33 6 62 89 74 08, clos-du-petit-jesus-cassis.com, double from €140 B&B