The Blue Flag in Cassis

The Blue Flag in Cassis


The blue flag ?

The blue flag was created by the French Office of the Foundation for Environmental Education in Europe (Office français de la Fondation pour l'Education à l'Environnement en Europe) in 1985.

It is awarded annually to municipalities and marinas that are engaged in environmental improvement policy. It has become a reference in the fields of tourism, environment and sustainable development.





Cassis and the blue flag

The town of Cassis was awarded the Blue Flag in 2009. This was renewed in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 for le Bestouan and La plage de la Grande Mer.

       map of beaches          4 beaches with "excellent" water quality since 2013


And for the 6th consecutive year the Blue Flag fleet in the Calanque of Port Miou, France's first Calanque to obtain this environmental label.

map of marinas world 
map of marinas France



The approach Quality of Bathing Water 

Repository for the management and monitoring of the quality of bathing water. This approach is proactive.

The system of management and monitoring of the quality of bathing water is certified since 2011 on 4 bathing zones : L'Anse de l'Arène, L'Anse du Corton, La plage de la Grande Mer, Le Bestouan.

  • 124 official analyzes by the Regional Agency of Health (since 2013)
  • 350 self-monitoring analysis for rapid reaction in case of pollution in order to protect the health of bathers


Map of classified beaches in Cassis

Plan Qualite Eaux Baignade Cassis


Reports are available on the website of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health:

download report  Bouches du Rhône 2012-2015