Hilltop Village of Castellet & Honey Factory

Hilltop Village of Castellet & Honey Factory

Taste the nectar of the Gods on this Yachting Land Adventure to a Provence village with a local honey tasting.

Departing from Cassis, you will visit the absolutely charming Castellet, a typical Provencal hilltop village. Perched on a wooded hill above the vineyards, this remarkable stronghold, formerly owned by the Lords of Les Baux, has well-preserved ramparts, a carefully restored 12 C church, a castle dating back in part to the 11th century.

Entering by two fortified gates “Le Portail” and “ Le Portalet ”, you will start the visit walking around the narrow streets up to the Castle, now home to the town hall. See the St. Sauveur church with its proud displayed windows, before joining the “Trou de Madame ” from where you will enjoy an expansive view inland towards St Baume and Paul Ricard Circuit. Time at leisure will be given to explore the arts and craft workshops –painting, pottery, hollow-ware and lovely small stores selling soaps and fragrances. Afterwards, you will be invited for a visit to a typical “Miellerie”, a honey factory.

Honey collection is an ancient activity. Humans began hunting for honey more than 8,000 years ago. The oldest known honey remains were found in the country of Georgia. Archaeologists found honey remains on the inner surface of clay vessels unearthed in an ancient tomb and in ancient Greece. You will learn all about the honey from the past, to current production techniques and consumption. Also, enjoy a honey tasting, before driving back to Cassis and your SeaDream yacht.

Notes: A small shuttle train operates during tourist season from May 1st to October 30th. If the Honey Factory is unavailable during your visit, a comparable alternative will be provided. A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures, and some may have limited capacity. All adventures in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Final departure times will be published on-board.

Port: Cassis

Duration: 4.5 hours

Current Price: 199 USD