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
  • Marque Tourisme et Handicap : Moteur
  • Marque Tourisme et Handicap : Mental
  • Marque Tourisme et Handicap : Auditif
  • Ville fleurie : 3 fleurs
  • Marque Qualité Tourisme

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Nearby

  1. Elsa

    Holiday rental

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  2. Le Four Pop

    Food guide restaurant

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  3. La baie de La Ciotat

    Shore

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  4. VIN 7

    Table 13

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Where to stay

Edt Foch
Holiday rental

Edt Foch

La Ciotat

Appartement de 60m² dans immeuble. 3ème étage. Vue sur mer, balcon, cuisine séparée, four, micro-ondes, lave-vaisselle, lave-linge, accès internet, accès wifi, télévision, séjour, salle à manger, baignoire, douche, WC séparés, 2 chambres, 2 lits / 2 pers., 1 banquette clic-clac,…

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 wifi, télévision, séjour-chambre, chauffage central, douche, WC séparés, 1 lit / 1 pers, 1 lit / 2 pers, linge de…

Elsa
Holiday rental

Elsa

La Ciotat

Appartement de 48m² dans immeuble. 1er étage. Coin cuisine, micro-ondes, lave-vaisselle, lave-linge, séjour, télévision, chauffage central, douche, WC, 1 chambre, lit / 1 pers., lit / 2 pers., banquette clic-clac, linge de toilette et de maison fournis. Charges locatives et taxe de séjour…

Villa Maryse
Holiday rental

Villa Maryse

La Ciotat

Appartement de 50 m² dans villa avec terrasse de 18 m². Rez-de-jardin. Cuisine séparée, four, micro-ondes, frigidaire/congélateur, télévision, chauffage central et électrique, douche, 2 chambres, 2 lits de 1 personne, 1 lit de 2 personnes, linge de maison (service payant). Jardin.…

"o De Mer" D101
Holiday rental

"o De Mer" D101

La Ciotat

Appartement de 70 m² dans immeuble avec terrasse de 24 m². 1er étage. Vue sur mer. coin cuisine, four, micro-ondes, lave-vaisselle, lave-linge, accès internet, accès wifi, télévision, chaîne hi-fi, téléphone, lecteur DVD, séjour, baignoire, WC séparés, 2 chambres, 2 lits / 1 pers. 1…

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)

Les Mirabilis
Holiday rental

Les Mirabilis

La Ciotat

80m2 apartment on the first floor of owners' villa, situated among the pine trees above the coastal town of La Ciotat. Equipped kitchen. Large bedroom with 1 single bed and 1 queen-size bed. Second bedroom with 1 double bed. Washroom with toilet. Covered terrace with patio furniture and barbecue.…

Hôtel Rose Thé
Hotel

Hôtel Rose Thé

La Ciotat

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

Villa Maredda - Santolina
Holiday rental

Villa Maredda - Santolina

La Ciotat

On a fenced land of 400 m², 200 meters from La Ciotat harbour and downtown shops, 1900s house offering 5 apartments. 3 apartments on the first floor with common staircase and private areas in the garden (garden furniture), 2 apartments on the ground floor with private terraces. Public parking at…

Things to do

Société Nautique de La Ciotat
Nautical leisure

Société Nautique de La Ciotat

La Ciotat

Gage de son sérieux et de son efficacité la société nautique de La Ciotat a obtenu de nombreux labels comme: École Française de Voile, École de Sport en dériveurs en double, planche à voile, Label scolaire, Label Spécialités : Dériveurs, planches, catamarans, croiseurs de sport,…

Théâtre de la Chaudronnerie
Cultural place

Théâtre de la Chaudronnerie

La Ciotat

Le Théâtre de la Chaudronnerie, inauguré le 13 octobre 2017, est doté d'une grande salle de 473 places qui accueille tous types de spectacles (théâtre, danse, musique, cirque contemporain, humoristes). Elle est complétée par une deuxième salle de 100 places, aux gradins modulables, pour…

Cycles Lleba
Outdoor leisure

Cycles Lleba

La Ciotat

Les Cycles Lleba proposent en magasin un service de location de vélos vtt pour une balade en colline et city à la demi-journée, la journée et la semaine ainsi qu'un grand choix de vélos de route et électrique destiné à la promenade en ville comme sur les routes, à la demi-journée et la…

Plage St Jean
Beach

Plage St Jean

La Ciotat

Sandy beach and of gravel. Panel of regulations on the site. Parking area near the beach, fitted out and not paying. Capacity of the area: 30 vehicles. Refreshment rooms, restaurants, businesses. Nautical activities nearby: windsurfing board, veil, canoeing.

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…

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.

Base Nautique
Nautical leisure

Base Nautique

La Ciotat

La Base Nautique de La Ciotat est l'organisme qui centralise sur la ville tout ce qui concerne les activités nautiques.

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…

Cove of Figuerolles
Shore

Cove of Figuerolles

La Ciotat

Because of its exceptional relief, the Anse de Figuerolles offers a unique panorama. The calanque offers a beautiful beach and water of very good quality. When you take the Route des Crêtes from Cassis, you head southwest and the area of the creeks. From the center of La Ciotat, walk along the…

Where to eat

Comme en Italie
Food guide restaurant

Comme en Italie

La Ciotat

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

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…

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…

Auberge le Revestel
Food guide restaurant

Auberge le Revestel

La Ciotat

Découvrez La Table de Nans, une belle bâtisse en pierre dans un cadre verdoyant aux senteurs de pins, un écrin exceptionnel surplombant la mer et dotée d'une vue imprenable sur la Baie de La Ciotat. Nans vous propose sa carte toujours renouvelée, des saveurs subtilement mélangées, une…

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…

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)…

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…

Inspirations

The pizza

The pizza

When a tourist comes to Marseille, one of the first things they have to eat is the local speciality: Pizza!

Tomatoes

Tomatoes

In a sauce or salad, red is the colour!

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The Feria

The Feria

Tradition

The Feria, more than just a bull fiesta!

Paul Cézanne

Paul Cézanne

The forerunner of modern art, Cézanne is fittingly celebrated today in his home town of Aix-en-Provence, magnificently portrayed in his work. For the last 40 years, this illustrious painter has been setting the pace for the region's artistic life.

Serving tourism

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The best of the destination

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