a VirtualTourist member asked on Aug 1, 2016
We need taxi service to take us to Route des Cretes (D141) between Cassis and La Ciotat on 18 August in the afternoon. Have tried calling a couple of taxi drivers in Cassis but they speak very little English and got nowhere with my enquiries. Any suggestions for a taxi driver who does not charge much and who perhaps has an email address (I can write in French using Google translate).
So, sorry to heard that, yeah most taxi drivers in France has poor English same as we have in Belgium try the link below
Thank you for the addresses - have just sent mails to both. Hope I'll have some success.
There is also a bus that would be much cheaper, the
Les bus de la Marcouline number M05 goes between Cassis and La Ciotat. [original link]
Enjoy your trip.
There is also a bus that would be much cheaper, the Les bus de la Marcouline number M05 goes between Cassis and La Ciotat. [original link]
Enjoy your trip
That's great news! Oh you're so helpful. Accessed the site address and noticed that one of the stops of the M05 is Augustin Isnard in Cassis. So I thought that in the afternoon before leaving Cassis for Marseille, we would first take the M05 from the Augustin Isnard stop to La Ciotat, return back to Augustin Isnard stop in Cassis to take the last bus M08 to Marseille, this being at 18:26. Is this possible ? Tried working this out from the horaires on the site but was completely lost. HELP !
Considering you have an hour on the bus each way, and more depending on your time, I would not want to do this myself. However, if you want to do it, you can take the bus from Augustin Isnard stop in Cassis to Gare Routiere stop in La Ciotat at 13:25 and arrive at 14:51. That gives you some time to wander the port area and you can leave from the Gare Routiere stop in La Ciotat and be back at ave. Augustin Isnard stop at 18:08 in time to catch your bus to Marseille.
That seems like a lot of time on the bus to see another pretty port. I'd rather stay in Cassis and enjoy the ambience there in a relaxing way and save La Ciotat for a future trip, perhaps without small children (they do grow up).
You can get your times quite easily by typing in the two stop names in the web site I gave you above. There are several alternatives.
Obviously, it is your choice, and I'm not sure how much time you want to spend in La Ciotat.
Whatever you choose, enjoy your trip.
Thank you so much for all your tips and info.
I noticed that the M05 does not follow route D141. Is there a bus between Cassis & La Ciotat that follows this route ? If not, which bus would take us on a route with best views between the two ?
The bus routes are all on the map at the web site I gave you. Just map the routes and see where they are. Then go to the schedule and see if it works for you. The buses have to serve all the communities, not just the scenic routes.
In that area, virtually all the routes are scenic. You either have mountains or the sea or both. It's one of those places where you can't make a bad choice.