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

Nearby

  1. Mathilde

    Holiday rental

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  2. My Suite Côté Port

    Resort

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  3. Musée Ciotaden

    Cultural place

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  4. Le Clos Val Bruyère

    Wines

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Where to stay

Mathilde
Holiday rental

Mathilde

La Ciotat

Appartement de 48 m² dans immeuble avec terrasse de 6 m². 2ème étage. Coin cuisine, four, plaques induction, hotte aspirante, congélateur, micro-ondes, grille-pain, bouilloire électrique, nespresso, sèche cheveux, lave-vaisselle, lave-linge, sèche linge, accès internet, accès wifi,…

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…

Hestia
Holiday rental

Hestia

La Ciotat

In a residential area, 2km from the sea, gite adjoining another seasonal rent and the owners' house. Day room with bay window overlooking the private terrace of 19 m² with garden furniture, plancha. In the living room, kitchen (microwave, oven, ceramic hob 4 fires), convertible corner sofa for 2…

L'Abri Côtier
Holiday rental

L'Abri Côtier

La Ciotat

On the ground floor of a beautiful villa with 1000 m² of garden with trees and flowers, fully fenced, gite with high comfort level. The living room, the kitchen and the bedroom open onto the shaded terrace of 30m². Garden furniture and sun loungers. In the living room, flat screen TV…

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 Oliviers
Holiday rental

Les Oliviers

La Ciotat

Villa indépendante de 50m² avec terrasse de 20m². Cuisine séparée, four, micro-ondes, lave-linge, télévision, siège bébé, séjour, chauffage électrique, douche, WC séparés, 2 chambres, 1 lit / 1 pers, 2 lits / 2 pers, 1 banquette clic-clac, 1 lit enfant, linge de toilette et de…

Nathalie et Camille Napolitano
B&B

Nathalie et Camille Napolitano

Ceyreste

Camille a réalisé la maison en privilégiant l'indépendance des chambres. Décoration originale et accès direct à la piscine intérieure (10*5 chauffée). Le petit déjeuner est servi sur la terrasse ou dans le salon commun aux chambres. Portail automatique, stationnement véhicule sous…

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, gazinière, congélateur, télévision, chauffage central, douche, 2 chambres, 2 lits de 1 personne, 1 lit de 2 personnes. Jardin. Barbecue. Salon de jardin. Parking privé. Taxe de…

L'equinoxe
Holiday rental

L'equinoxe

La Ciotat

Appartement de 30,95 m² dans immeuble avec terrasse de 15,30 m². Rez-de-chaussée. Coin cuisine, four, micro-ondes, lave-vaisselle, lave-linge, accès internet, accès wifi gratuit, séjour, télévision, chauffage électrique, douche, 1 chambre, 1 lit / 2 personnes, 1 banquette clic-clac,…

Things to do

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,…

L'Ile Verte
Shore

L'Ile Verte

La Ciotat

A piece of land covered with greenery, more than 400 meters from the continent, opposite the Bec de l'Aigle and the shipyards of La Ciotat ... Integrated in the classified site of Cap Canaille, the exceptional île Verte is the One of the jewels of the departmental heritage. Its acquisition…

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…

Le Cassetin du Diable
Craftsman

Le Cassetin du Diable

La Ciotat

Soucieux d'apporter une réponse aux habitants du centre-ville et de redonner une place importante aux magasins de proximité, “Le Cassetin du Diable” a pour vocation de rassembler dans un même espace 5 univers, comblant ainsi petits et grands. La boutique propose l'indispensable pour les…

Musée Ciotaden
Cultural place

Musée Ciotaden

La Ciotat

The association of the Friends of the Old La Ciotat, who manages this museum, knew how to protect the memories of the past to present them to the public. With his 15 rooms and more than 1500 objects of exposition, this museum offer the discovery of the cultural, religious, traditional, economic…

Eden Théâtre
Monument

Eden Théâtre

La Ciotat

The Eden Theater, the oldest still existing cinema of the world, opens again its doors to La Ciotat. A revival which makes history of course of La Ciotat, already confidentially bound to the world of the cinematographic art, due to the Lumière brothers. Mythical ciotaden place, the Eden Theater…

Abyss Garden
Nautical leisure

Abyss Garden

La Ciotat

Abyss Garden propose des activités aquatiques accessibles à tous! Randonnée aquatique et découverte de l'apnée permettront à chacun de trouver son bonheur pour une immersion en douceur dans la baie de La Ciotat et autour de l'île Verte. Ces activités durent une demie journée et tout la…

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.

Parc de Loisirs la Guillaumière
Family recreation

Parc de Loisirs la Guillaumière

La Ciotat

Initiation poney, moto (dès 6 ans) et quad (dès 6 ans). Promenade à poney, structures gonflables (trampoline, château gonflable), circuit moto et quad, circuit de voitures électriques, parcours acrobranche le "Ouistiti".

Where to eat

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…

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…

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)…

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…

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…

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.

Inspirations

The accent

The accent

Art de vivre

The accent: our identity

Calissons

Calissons

Aix-en-Provence prides in concocting 'Calisson' candies made with a thin candied melon paste and ground almonds topped with royal icing. Yummy

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.

The 'OM'

The 'OM'

Lifestyle

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