Office de Tourisme de La Ciotat

La Ciotat - Tourist office

The town is enclosed on the west by calanques and cliffs; on the east, however, there are long beaches along the Golfe d’Amour ("Gulf of Love"). La Ciotat, known since ancient times as an outpost of Marseille under the name of Citharista, has always has always had activities closely linked to the sea, such as its large shipyards. Affected by economic depression for some years, it will have to undergo some changes in order to adapt.

La Ciotat also has fine 17th century houses situated around the harbour, and two chapels - Penitents Noirs (Black Penitents) and Penitents Bleus (Blue Penitents), also dating from the 17th century.
The fine pink baroque front of the church of Notre-Dame de l’Assomption (17th century) faces the sea.
A commemorative plaque in the train station and a memorial near Grande Plage (Large Beach) recall that it was in La Ciotat that the Lumière brothers shot their first film: "The arrival of the train in La Ciotat station".
You should take time to visit the beautiful calanques of Figuerolles and Le Mugel. The latter is in the shade of the Bec de l’Aigle (Eagle’s Beak) rock, in Mugel Gardens, a conservation area where abundant varied vegetation - oak, mimosa, arbutus, pine, aromatic plants, etc. - grows on a "pudding-stone" soil (a reddish conglomerate of shingle and sand). A signposted trail through the identified plants and trees enhances the walk.
There is a lovely view of the town and surroundings from the top of "Eagle’s Beak" (155 m).
The Route des Crêtes (Crests Road) between La Ciotat and Cassis reaches a signal station from where the view plunges down to La Ciotat and the shipyards, Bec de l’Aigle, the Embiez islands and Sicié Cape.
Ile Verte (Green Island), a quarter of an hour away by boat, is covered with abundant vegetation. It has a magnificent view of the strange shape of Bec de l’Aigle, the calanques and the town.

  • Pets allowed
  • Accessible for disabled
  • Coach park
  • Marque Tourisme et Handicap : Moteur
  • Marque Tourisme et Handicap : Mental
  • Marque Tourisme et Handicap : Auditif
  • Ville fleurie : 3 fleurs
  • Marque Qualité Tourisme

Information provided by OT La Ciotat

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Where to stay

Hôtel Plage Saint Jean
Hotel

Hôtel Plage Saint Jean

La Ciotat

Ideally situated in a quiet district, the hotel benefits from a direct access to the sea and has a magnificent relaxing space (warmed swimming pool and covering, Jacuzzi, sauna, fitness)

Eloites de Provence - Harmonie
Holiday rental

Eloites de Provence - Harmonie

La Ciotat

Dormir sous les étoiles dans un confort jamais connu jusque là ? Se prélasser dans un spa sous le ciel, et ceci tout en étant dans votre salon ? Atypique, voire unique en Europe, les Etoiles de Provence vous proposent une histoire qui ne vous laissera pas indifférent ! Situé dans un…

Les Sables D'or
Holiday rental

Les Sables D'or

La Ciotat

Appartement de 26m² dans immeuble. 1er étage. Vue sur mer. Climatisation, balcon, coin cuisine, four, micro-onde, lave-linge, accès internet, accès wifi, télévision, salle à manger, douche, chauffage électrique, 1 chambre, 1 lit / 2 pers, 1 banquette clic-clac, 1 lit pliant, linge de…

Comien
Holiday rental

Comien

La Ciotat

Passez un agréable séjour à la Ciotat dans cet appartement de 65 m2 au 1er étage d'un petit immeuble situé dans le centre historique de la Ciotat, sur 2 niveaux avec terrasse vue mer, totalement rénové en 2017. Une belle pièce à vivre lumineuse, velux de 1m20 sur 1m40, avec séjour tout…

Ile Aux Mimosas
Holiday rental

Ile Aux Mimosas

La Ciotat

Appartement de 60m² dans villa avec terrasse de 20 m². Rez-de-Jardin. Coin cuisine, four, micro-ondes, lave-linge, accès internet, accès wifi, télévision, chauffage central, 2 chambres, 1 lit / 2 pers., 2 lits / 1 pers., 1 banquette clic-clac, 1 lit bébé, linge de toilette et de maison…

La Lavande
Holiday rental

La Lavande

La Ciotat

Appartement de 40m² dans villa avec terrasse de 20m². Rez-de-chaussée. Coin cuisine, séjour, chauffage électrique, baignoire, micro-ondes, lave-vaisselle, lave-linge, télévision. 1 chambre avec 1 lit / 2 pers, 2 lits superposés et 1 banquette clic-clac. Salon de jardin. Jardin. Parking…

Villa Meyer-Heine
Holiday rental

Villa Meyer-Heine

La Ciotat

Between La Ciotat and les Lecques, overlooking the bay, large house of 200 m² with an open outlook and very well located in secluded complex. 2 terraces with garden furniture, one of which has a beautiful view overlooking a landscaped garden of 5000 m². Large living room. Self catered and fully…

Enclos De La Plage
Holiday rental

Enclos De La Plage

La Ciotat

Appartement de 30m² dans immeuble avec terrasse de 10m². Rez-de-chaussée. Loggia, cuisine séparée, micro-ondes, lave-linge, télévision, chauffage électrique, douche, jardinet terrasse, 1 chambre, 1 lit / 2 pers, 1 coin nuit, 1 banquette clic-clac, linge de toilette et de maison (service…

Les Oliviers
Campsite

Les Oliviers

La Ciotat

Located between Marseilles and Toulon in a 10-hectare shady park planted with olive-, pine-, plane-trees and mulberry bushes, 4 kilometres from La Ciotat and 2 kilometres from les Lecques, 5-minute walk from the seaside (deep creeks and beaches). The friendly family atmosphere is particularly…

Things to do

Eden Dive
Nautical leisure

Eden Dive

La Ciotat

Thomas Giraud et son équipe de professionnels vous accueillent toute l'année pour vous faire découvrir les nombreux sites de plongée qui entourent La Ciotat.

Port Vieux de La Ciotat
Site

Port Vieux de La Ciotat

La Ciotat

We join La Ciotat by the road of crests.La Ciotat is chosen during two years to serve as warehouse of the business of Marseille. The inhabitant of Marseille L. Simpleton realized first workshops of naval construction in 1835. Ciotat possesses beautiful houses of XVIIth s around the port. The…

Cinéma Eden-Théâtre
Cultural place

Cinéma Eden-Théâtre

La Ciotat

Plus vieux cinéma du monde encore existant. Entièrement restauré. La salle de projection a une capacité maximale de 166 places assises. Programmation familiale et programmation art et essai.

Plage Cyrnos
Beach

Plage Cyrnos

La Ciotat

. Plage Cyrnos With its immense, 6km beach, coves and fjords, La Ciotat is a seaside resort par excellence. The town centre is also home to several smaller beaches, including "Plage Cyrnos". Situated just a short hop from the cinema founded by the Lumière brothers – the world's oldest cinema…

Grande Plage
Beach

Grande Plage

La Ciotat

Grande Plage As its name implies, "Grande plage" is a large beach located right in the heart of La Ciotat, next to Port des Capucins. Particularly popular among families, it is attended by a lifeguard in summer and fitted out with showers and play areas. Although most of the beach is public, it…

Les Toiles du Large
Craftsman

Les Toiles du Large

La Ciotat

Des voiles de bateau qui ont une histoire transformées en sacs, accessoires et meubles. Des voiles qui, après avoir longtemps navigué trouvent une seconde vie ! En 2006, Anne Couderc a eu cette idée géniale, à la fois écologique et solidaire de transformer des voiles de bateau usées en…

Manipura
Craftsman

Manipura

La Ciotat

The surfing shop of Ciotat situated by the sea in front of St's spot jeans proposes a wide panel of boards and a sharp selection of the best marks of surfing. You can also find street wear man-woman, clothes and shoes for the beach as for the city for those who like a good mix between quality,…

Canoe Kayak Raids
Nautical leisure

Canoe Kayak Raids

La Ciotat

Marc vous propose de visiter notre littoral, les calanques, et l'île verte au fil de l'eau, a bord de canoës kayaks autovideurs et insubmersibles de type "Sit on Top".

Stand Up Paddle Ciotaden
Nautical leisure

Stand Up Paddle Ciotaden

La Ciotat

Kayak de mer en location ou avec accompagnement.

Where to eat

L'Escalet
Table 13

L'Escalet

La Ciotat

A great stop-off on the port, berthed against a line-up of ancient fishing boats. This Italian restaurant likes to take its time: the vita is dolce when you have nothing to do but tackle an XXL pizza reputed way beyond this little fishing town, gnocchi in artichoke cream or a monumental entrecote…

Roche Belle
Food guide restaurant

Roche Belle

La Ciotat

Early in the morning, it isn't unusual to find Damien Arnaud with his wheelbarrow, toting his groceries from his neighbour. Edwige, his wife, sets up tables in the garden replete with olive trees, and inside another room, with limed red walls, there is a tangibly warm and inviting atmosphere that…

Le Four Pop
Food guide restaurant

Le Four Pop

La Ciotat

After the success of L'Epicerie (see separate entry), the dazzling duo of Camille and Alexandre have embarked on a new adventure. The spellbinding restauranteurs have revived an old oven that lay dormant for 27 years on the ground floor of an old house in the village. The décor is decidedly…

Comme en Italie
Food guide restaurant

Comme en Italie

La Ciotat

Pâtes fraîches faites main. Produits authentiques du terroir importés directement d'Italie.

Le Saint-Jean Plage
Table 13

Le Saint-Jean Plage

La Ciotat

Set near the hotel of the same name, this restaurant lies at the water's edge on the banks of the bay. Lapped by water, the chic and sober terrace decked out with black furniture offers the perfect setting for drinking in the beauty of the Mediterranean. This is an ideal spot (unbeatable views)…

VIN 7
Table 13

VIN 7

La Ciotat

This eatery on the port is reputed for its T-bone steak in particular and its generous meat cuts in general. But this is also a mecca of Corsican produce and wines, straight from the owner's homeland. The portions are large and the presentation is meticulous this is no tourist trap. The regional…

Auberge le Revestel
Food guide restaurant

Auberge le Revestel

La Ciotat

Face à la mer au calme, salle avec cheminée, jardin en été.

Chez Tania
Food guide restaurant

Chez Tania

La Ciotat

L'hôtel-restaurant est situé à 5 minutes du vieux port de La Ciotat, au fond d'une calanque d'une exceptionnelle beauté : La Calanque de Figuerolles. En bord de plage, les pieds dans l'eau, l'établissement créé en 1956 par les grands parents de l'actuel propriétaire vous propose un…

L'Office' In
Food guide restaurant

L'Office' In

La Ciotat

La terrasse de l'Office'in séduit au premier coup d'oeil, avec ses chaises en plexiglas rouge vif, ses platanes et la vue sur l'église Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption et sur le port. Après avoir officié dans divers établissements de renom, Franck Tarabella est revenu s'installer dans sa ville…

Inspirations

Lavender

Lavender

Tradition

Happiness is in the lavender field!

The cicada

The cicada

The sun's rays are warming you through the pine trees, but you will not know if the summer is here until you hear THE CICADAS!

Provence's markets

Provence's markets

Terroir

A fertile region with many local products and specialities

La Provence

La Provence

Provence is more than a simple destination, it's a whole way of life!