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

Apps
Outings

Access to the Bouches-du-Rhône's hill chains, which are highly exposed to forest fires, is regulated according to the local weather conditions. Thanks to the mobile app 'My Provence Envie de Balade' and the special 0811 20 13 13 hotline, walkers benefit from real-time information and can set out with a peaceful mind.

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Where to stay

La Désirade
Holiday rental

La Désirade

La Ciotat

Only 5 minutes far from the beach, but in a quiet and wooded area, ground floor villa on plot totally enclosed. This apartment enjoys full independence, with its shady terrace (15 m²) and its garden area under the pines. Parking on the property. The kitchen and living room open onto the terrace,…

Hôtel Rose Thé
Hotel

Hôtel Rose Thé

La Ciotat

In the face of the sea with shaded terrace. Panoramic view.

Atemis
Holiday rental

Atemis

La Ciotat

Appartement de 68m² dans immeuble avec terrasse de 7m². 2ème étage. Vue sur mer. Loggia, cuisine séparée, four, micro-ondes, lave-linge, accès internet, télévision, siège bébé, séjour, salle à manger, chauffage central, baignoire, douche, 2 chambres, 3 lits / 1 pers., 2 lits…

Mare Nostrum
B&B

Mare Nostrum

La Ciotat

1 bed and breakfast of 18 m2 with terrace. Maximal capacity of 2 people. Garden level. Central heating. 1 bed of 2 people (160x200). 1 reads baby. Private shower. Separate TOILETS. Supplied bathroom linen. Washing machine. WiFi access. Television. Garden and common parking lot. Common swimming…

Résidence Saint-Estève
Resort

Résidence Saint-Estève

La Ciotat

Holiday residence of 64 studios and apartments. Rent weekend. Rent a day except July / August. Animals accepted for 8 euros a day. hotel service on request in supplement. Welcome groups. Parking lot visitor. Parking lot bus. Internet / WiFi access. Air conditioning. Restaurant / brasserie. Open…

La Rotonde
Hotel

La Rotonde

La Ciotat

Hotel in city center with 31 rooms, parking lot, internet access. Rooms with shower, TOILETS and television. Private parking lot paying with limited access.

Les Sophoras
B&B

Les Sophoras

La Ciotat

A bed and breakfast of 20 m2. Ground floor. Capacity 2 people. Private terrace. Private shower. Separate and private TOILETS. Electric heating. Internet access. WiFi access. Microwaves. Washing machine. Television. DVD player. 1 bed of 2 people. Linen of dress and house supplied. Common garden.…

Agaves
Holiday rental

Agaves

La Ciotat

Studio de 28m² dans villa avec terrasse de 15m². Rez-de-Jardin. Cuisine séparée, four, micro-ondes, congélateur, grille-pain, cafetière électrique, lave-linge, accès internet, accès wifi, télévision, séjour, chauffage central, douche, WC séparés, 1 chambre, 1 lit / 1 pers, 1 lit / 2…

Au 27
Holiday rental

Au 27

La Ciotat

A 2 pas du Vieux port, en plein centre ville, maison de caractère de 170 m² sur 3 niveaux à la décoration soignée. Au RdC : 1 salon donnant sur la cour. 1 salle à manger et une cuisine entièrement équipée (LL, LV, MO). WC indépendant. 1er étage : 2 chambres communicantes avec chacune 2…

Things to do

Plage de Lumière
Beach

Plage de Lumière

La Ciotat

Sandy beach watched in season. Nature of the ground: sand. Panel of identification on the site. Paying parking area near the beach. Plan of access for disabled people, put at the disposal of specific armchairs of bathings, staff " handiplage ". Not accepted dogs. Non-smoking beach. A zone of…

Eden Dive
Sailing gear hire

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.

Plage des Capucins
Beach

Plage des Capucins

La Ciotat

"Plage des Capucins" in La Ciotat is a pretty, shingle beach set next to the little Port des Capucins, offering a lifeguard, showers, toilets, play area for the kids and Beach Volley ground. You can access it easily thanks to the paying car park on the roadside and the beach is also fitted out…

Canoe Kayak Raids
Kayak tour

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 canoes kayaks auto videurs et insubmersibles de type "Sit on Top".

Provence Kayak Mer
Sailing gear hire

Provence Kayak Mer

La Ciotat

Randonnée - Excursion - Découverte en kayak. Loin des sentiers battus, venez découvrir avec un guide diplômé d'état, des paysages d'une beauté insoupçonnée.

Le Bec d'Aigle
Shore

Le Bec d'Aigle

La Ciotat

A magnificent natural site, a geological fortress built on the secondary streams whose pebbles formed during the eras in a reddish conglomerate, the "Poudingue" de la Ciotat.

La baie de La Ciotat
Shore

La baie de La Ciotat

La Ciotat

La Baie de la Ciotat s'étend de la Pointe de l'Aigle (le pic rocheux surplombant la mer) jusqu'à Saint Cyr sur Mer. Cette baie comprend l'île verte au large de La Ciotat et de nombreuses plages de sables ou rochers.

Expenature
Low mountain guide

Expenature

La Ciotat

Organisation, encadrement des activités physiques de pleine nature : kayak, escalade, course d'orientation, VTT, raids multisports... pour les individuels, groupes et scolaires. De 10 à 12 personnes par groupe et jusqu'à 60 personnes pour la course d'orientation). Inscrit dans une démarche…

Parc marin de la Ciotat
Shore

Parc marin de la Ciotat

La Ciotat

La Ciotat abrite dans sa baie un parc régional marin, zone protégée et règlementée, véritable réserve qui permet de preserver les espèces et les richesses du Golfe d'Amour. L'atelier Bleu du Cap d'Aigle permet, grâce à des visites guidées et des projections, de s'initier aux beautés…

Where to eat

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…

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'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…

Auberge le Revestel
Food guide restaurant

Auberge le Revestel

La Ciotat

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

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…

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 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…

Comme en Italie
Food guide restaurant

Comme en Italie

La Ciotat

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

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