There is so much to do !!! That we could never suggest you everything on a single page. Just a small tour with a few photos and various links that will certainly give you some ideas on what to do/see at +/- 25 kms around La Parette:

Take a walk to the markets? : Auriol, Aubagne, Marseille, La Ciotat or even Aix en Provence  Calendar and market places.

Les calanques : to hike,  boat,  kayak , rock climbing or diving 

A walk or hike : multiple paths and routes to discover on Provence verte or Ballades en Provence 

A short tour by car : if you take the Route des Crêtes that winds between Cassis and La Ciotat, you will pass through the top of the highest sea cliff in Europe; the Cap Canaille and enjoy superb views of Cassis and La Ciotat bays. Or the Route de la Gineste which connects Cassis to Marseille, famous for the half-marathon Marseille-Cassis, passing on the set of Carpiagne and offers magnificent views of Marseille

An afternoon in Marseille :  to visit the MUCEM, Museum of Civilization in Europe and the Mediterranean.

A short trip by train : 3 possible routes with the small touristic train of Marseille

A day on an island : take the boat from Hyères to  Porquerolles island off the coast of Hyères.

The cave of Sainte Baume : take a short hike to visit the natural cave of Sainte Marie-Madeleine who, according to legend, lived the last thirty years of her life after landing at Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer.

A day of Golf : 15 km from Auriol, an 18-hole green amongst the pines in the foothills of the Sainte Baume: Golf de la Sainte Baume  

Pottery : workshops, events or shopping in the area, to meet the Provence ceramists and santonniers

Tourist Offices :  Cassis , Marseille , Aix en Provence , Aubagne , La Ciotat