To the sea
enjoy a day by the Mediterranean close to the Luberon
These are the best places to get to the sea within 90 minutes drive of the Luberon, whether to swim in the beautiful water of the Mediterranean, laze on a beach or just enjoy a lazy lunch and watch the world go by. The locations are to the east and west of Marseille.
Bandol is a lively and attractive little town with harbour and palm tree-lined seafront.
The calanques are mini-fjords that cut into the limestone cliffs between Marseille and Cassis, so beautiful that they are a National Park.
Cassis is a gorgeous fishing village, its harbour lined with restaurants, like a smaller St Tropez without all the bling.
La Ciotat has a charming old town and a string of sandy beaches starting right in the centre.
The Blue Coast is perfect for hiking, swimming or snorkelling, with its delightful coves and inlets.
Like a postcard everywhere you look, Sanary is a beautiful fishing village of pastel and palm trees.