Lilas is perfectly located, only a 3-minute walk down the road and you are in the very centre of the village which has a wonderful atmosphere and beautiful location. There are several shops conveniently close by. The accommodation is excellent with everything we needed; it was clean and the facilities were first class. Annika (owner) and Victor (local man on the ground) were both so helpful during the booking process and during our holiday. We couldn't have asked for more. We would definitely recommend Lilas and Cassis to anyone. We hired a scooter at Marseille and rode to Cassis along the D559 which gave a very relaxed and picturesque start to our holiday as an alternative to the motorway. You could also travel from Marseille by train. Cassis is a beautiful village. We also rode on the Route des Cretes to La Ciotat - the Route is thrilling and goes through magnificent countryside. (Warning; you need to be an experienced biker). The beach we used at La Ciotat was excellent with very fine sand. The beach at Cassis is a mixture of sand/small smooth stones but not a problem. The boat trip to Les Callanques was charming. We chose a regular bar and cafe and enjoyed exploring the many narrow and interesting streets off the beaten track to find small restaurants which were all excellent. When we ate "at home" we enjoyed sitting on the veranda during the balmy evenings. Only one downside - the tree in front of the veranda needs to be cut back to make the most of the view which was partly obstructed; we appreciate this may be beyond the control of the owner and this is not a criticism of her. We have been abroad many times but Cassis and Lilas is the first place we have felt we would wish to return to - our holiday was everything we could have wished for and more. (A note for car drivers - its very busy in August and you will need some patience. We were able to park our scooter very easily, either in one of the dedicated places or just on the pavement alongside everyone else!) Other activities available (which we didn't do this time) include diving, fishing, walking, cycling.