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La Ciotat

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Bouches-du-Rhône

La Ciotat - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Bouches-du-Rhône

La Ciotat is located in the middle of a great gulf, named Gulf of Amur, 33 km from Marseille and 40 km from Toulon.

It lies at the heart of the Parc des Calanques. His two creeks, which are the Mugel and Figuerolles differ from those of Cassis by their red color typical forms (eagle's beak, head of dog).

La Ciotat festival every year the memory of the plague in 1720, where she became the breadbasket of Provence as it was the only seaside town spared by it: historical festival where the whole city is transformed and in costume as time.

In March takes place on large regional boat show in the harbor.

Geographical information

MunicipalityLa Ciotat
Tourism labels
Latitude43.1736530 (N 43° 10’ 25”)
Longitude5.6051550 (E 5° 36’ 19”)
Surface area31.46 km²
Population34487 inhabitants
Density1096 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureMarseille (33 km, 31 min)
Insee code13028
IntercommunalityCU de Marseille Provence Métropole
RegionProvence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

Nearest cities & towns

Ceyreste6.6 km (15 min)
Roquefort-la-Bédoule11.2 km (14 min)
Cassis12.5 km (20 min)
Saint-Cyr-sur-Mer16.2 km (19 min)
Carnoux-en-Provence16.6 km (22 min)
Aubagne16.8 km (19 min)
Gémenos19.8 km (24 min)
Cuges-les-Pins21 km (28 min)
La Penne-sur-Huveaune22 km (23 min)
La Cadière-d'Azur22 km (22 min)
Roquevaire22 km (27 min)
Le Castellet23 km (25 min)
Le Beausset24 km (24 min)

Things to see and do

The creek of Mugel, with its garden and the creek Figuerolles are not to be missed. Different creeks of Cassis by the red color of their rock and very typical form, as for example the head of the Capuchin Figuerolles.

Eden, the first film to spread the train entering a station La Ciotat Lumière brothers. Newly renovated identical.

The ridge road between Cassis and La Ciotat for unforgettable vistas, hiking trails and the highest cliffs in Europe.

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres
Natural sites

Events and festivities

Do not miss the boat show, in March, where boats are exposed to water and where it is possible to try.

The historic festival in late May-early June, reports the episode of the plague of 1720 which helped save La Ciotat Provence of famine being the breadbasket of Provence.

During the two summer months of July and August, night market every night on the old port.


Wearing La Ciotat
Wearing La Ciotat
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Harbour and the Church of La Ciotat
Harbour and the Church of La Ciotat
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The Mugel
The Mugel
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The cove takes a blimp
The cove takes a blimp
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The cove at night
The cove at night
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Crane owned Shipyards La Ciotat
Crane owned Shipyards La Ciotat
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Pointed or boats Marseille
Pointed or boats Marseille
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

We must cross the inevitable ridge road between La Ciotat and Cassis, with many departures hikes and breathtaking views on the highest sea cliffs in Europe!

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Island diving and underwater exploration
Sports sensations45 € Bandol (12.8 km)
Paintball for all on a large woodland site
Entertainment30 € to 40 € Aubagne (14.2 km)
Exhibition at a designers’ workshop
Arts and CraftsFreeSanary-sur-Mer (17.1 km)
Sea trip on a traditional sailboat
Nature and the great outdoors1700 € to 2200 € Marseille (17.6 km)
Bespoke cruise on a live-in sailboat
Nature and the great outdoors350 € to 4050 € Six-Fours-les-Plages (19.4 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Soft path
Village visitEasy1h00La Ciotat
Route des Crêtes clifftop road and Cap Canaille
Car itineraryEasy1h30Cassis (7.2 km)
Grand Gaou Island
HikeEasy1h00Six-Fours-les-Plages (21 km)
tour of the historic mining center
HikeEasy4h10Gréasque (29 km)
Caramy Gorges
HikeEasy4h00Tourves (37 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals