Gordes and the Luberon are not on the Mediterranean but we are just close. In fact when guests want to go to swim somewhere, we recommend successfully two places : Cassis which is close – It is one of our ONE-DAY tours and Cavalaire-sur-Mer which is near St Tropez ( too crowded) on the way from or to Nice and the Riviera.
Cassis a quintessential representation of Provence with everything in the same place : The village, the sea and mountains.
To do’s : Plan if you want to walk or make the boat tour to the Calanques. Don’t be over ambitious. Don’t forget your swimsuit ! and or good shoes (it is rocky and quite tough in the end)
We also recommend to end your day by enjoying the view ( and maybe the sunset) from Cap Canaille on the road to la Ciotat. This road to la Ciotat is unique. You will re-enter the highway over there.