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

Information provided by OT La Ciotat

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Where to stay

Les Roseaux
Holiday rental

Les Roseaux

La Ciotat

Appartement de 50 m² dans villa avec terrasse de 40 m². Rez-de-jardin. Cuisine séparée, four, micro-ondes, congélateur, lave-linge, robot, cafetière senseo, séjour, télévision, chaîne hi-fi, lecteur DVD, ventilateur, douche, chauffage central, 1 chambre, 1 lit de 2 personnes, 1 coin…

My Suite Côté Port
Resort

My Suite Côté Port

La Ciotat

Holiday residence of 76 studios and apartments, nearby the Old harbor of La Ciotat. Rent weekend, rent a day, animals accepted for 8 euros a day, hotel service on request, welcome groups. Laundry, air conditioning, dry cleaning, rent of sheets and linen, room fitness (in free access), TV, garage…

Le Cap Liouquet
Holiday rental

Le Cap Liouquet

La Ciotat

Appartement de 28,5m² dans immeuble. 2ème étage. Vue sur mer. Coin cuisine, four, micro-ondes, salle à manger, télévision, chauffage électrique, douche, 1 chambre, 1 lit / 2 pers. (140 cm), 1 banquette clic-clac (140 cm), linge de maison (service payant), sèche-cheveux, aspirateur,…

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.…

La Farandole
Holiday rental

La Farandole

Cassis

A 700 m des plages, du port et du centre-village. Pour 2 ou 4 personnes Vue mer appartement de 48m² + terrasse 40 m² au 2ème et dernier étage, dans une pinède, très calme, ensoleillé. Parking facile (avec vidéosurveillance). Wifi haut débit Tout confort, lave-linge, lave-vaisselle,…

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…

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,…

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…

Lou Bancaou
Holiday rental

Lou Bancaou

La Ciotat

Appartement de 31m² dans villa avec terrasse. 1er étage. Four, micro-ondes, 1 chambre, douche, télévision, accès wifi. Jardin. Parking privé. Charges et taxe de séjour comprises.

Things to do

Cinéma Lumière
Cultural place

Cinéma Lumière

La Ciotat

The Cinema Light proposes the new movies in 3 projection rooms. Family and cultural programming.

Stand Up Paddle Ciotaden
Nautical leisure

Stand Up Paddle Ciotaden

La Ciotat

Kayak de mer en location ou avec accompagnement.

Laure de Noves
Souvenirs shopping

Laure de Noves

La Ciotat

Cette jolie boutique antiquité & brocante est spécialisée dans la mercerie et le linge ancien ainsi que les objets de marine vintage.

L'Eco-Pain d'abord
Producer

L'Eco-Pain d'abord

Ceyreste

L'éco-pain d'abord, sous ce jeu de mot, vous découvrirez une boulangerie biologique et son boulanger privilégiant les producteurs et paysans locaux engagé dans l'agriculture bio. Le processus de fabrication du pain évite au maximum les machines, et techniques et additifs risquant de…

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…

Les jardins de l'Espérance
Cultural place

Les jardins de l'Espérance

La Ciotat

Les Jardins de l’Espérance The "Jardins de l’Éspérance" association manages a 2-acre educational garden at the entrance to La Ciotat, near the A50 highway exit. Children can come here to learn how to make compost, use gardening tools, sow seeds, prune, graft, discover nature and plants,…

Le Clos Val Bruyère
Wines

Le Clos Val Bruyère

Cassis

Cave Château Barbanau, hameau de Roquefort,13830 Roquefort Au coeur du vignoble Cassidain un clos de 7,5 hectares de vignes s'étage en coteaux inondés de soleil et tournés vers la mer. Fidèles à la tradition qui fait la renommée des vins de Cassis, nous avons choisi d'élaborer…

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…

Sud Navigation
Nautical leisure

Sud Navigation

La Ciotat

Location et vente de bateaux à moteur. Permis bateau.

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…

Comme en Italie
Food guide restaurant

Comme en Italie

La Ciotat

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

Auberge le Revestel
Food guide restaurant

Auberge le Revestel

La Ciotat

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

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…

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…

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)…

Inspirations

La Poutargue

La Poutargue

'Boutargue', an amber-coloured jewel fished on the shores of Martigues...

Rosé

Rosé

Lifestyle

Finer by the year, Provence's rosés are chic, casual and loved by all

Almonds

Almonds

(Re)conquering Provence

Can anyone resist an almond? Everyone raves about these little nuggets of happiness you can savour every which way – fresh, dried, whole, grilled, sliced, ground or made into a cream or milk!

The Feria

The Feria

Tradition

The Feria, more than just a bull fiesta!