La Ciotat by Les Marseillaises
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With its rocky creeks, the revival of its town centre and its maritime history, La Ciotat is a destination that combines the art of living, a natural landscape and new locations that are overflowing with history.
In the town that has can be considered the birthplace of cinema and pétanque, you are sure to find some very good reasons for visiting!
We are talking about La Ciotat, this typical Mediterranean town with magnificent beaches and creeks, where the noise of the shipbuilding yards ceased to exist a few years ago. Today, there is not only the coastal scenery to enjoy there is also the renovation of the ancient district of La Ciotat – or the "Coeur de ville" (the heart of the town) as it is lovingly known by the locals. We suggest visiting some of the new shops as well as some of the beaches and creeks.
Les Toiles du Large
46 quai François Mitterrand 13600 La Ciotat
Genuine boat sails recycled into bags, accessories and furniture.
Sail cloth that has sailed the world is given a second life! In 2006, Anne Couderc had a brilliant idea, an economic and solidarity-based initiative - she decided to recycle used boat sails by making new items to sell! Shopping bags, briefcases, placemats and lampshades all hand-made at La Ciotat.
Parc du Mugel
Calanque du Mugel Avenue Des Calanques 13600 La Ciotat
Go for a stroll and discover La Ciotat’s flora.
La Calanque du Mugel is home to a botanical garden of around 12 hectares "Le Parc du Mugel" where you will find numerous plants from the region, some quite rare, that are thriving and provide us with a delightful display of colour. So that you get the best from your visit, a picnic area and playground have been built. After a good stroll, you will be rewarded by a panoramic view, 82 metres above sea level!
Calanques de Figuerolles
5 mins from the Figuerolles car park
Get away from it all and bathe in the Calanque de Figuerolles turquoise waters.
La Ciotat’s charm is measured by the beauty of its creeks. Figuerolles is a beautiful creek where you will find turquoise water surrounded by ochre rocks. Whether it’s a quick swim, dinner or a weekend break, once here you will feel as though you have left the rest of the world behind!
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