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.

Fishing boats in Bandol


Bandol is a lively and attractive little town with harbour and palm tree-lined seafront.

Calanque d'En-Vau


The calanques are mini-fjords that cut into the limestone cliffs between Marseille and Cassis, so beautiful that they are a National Park.

Golden light in Cassis


Cassis is a gorgeous fishing village, its harbour lined with restaurants, like a smaller St Tropez without all the bling.

Calanque de Figuerolles at La Ciotat

La Ciotat

La Ciotat has a charming old town and a string of sandy beaches starting right in the centre.

Harbour and bay at Mejean

Cote Bleue

The Blue Coast is perfect for hiking, swimming or snorkelling, with its delightful coves and inlets.

Sanary-sur-Mer boats in harbour


Like a postcard everywhere you look, Sanary is a beautiful fishing village of pastel and palm trees.