La Ciotat is a seaside resort in the Bouches-du-Rhône department which offers a privileged setting for water activities such as diving, sailing, kayaking, boat trips, etc. The sandy beaches and rocky inlets of La Ciotat are particularly famous: Lumiere beach, Calanque du Mugel beach, Cyrnos beach, La Calanque de Figuerolles… La Ciotat is also one of the most beautiful bays in the world.
Every year, the tourist attractions of the town and the richness of its heritage attract many tourists. From Our Lady of the Assumption Church to the Blue Penitents Chapel via Place Sadi Carnot, the town center is steeped in history. Enjoy the beauty and charm of La Ciotat, typical of the towns and villages of the region. During your holidays, you can visit, alone or with a guide, the Eden-Théâtre, the oldest cinema in the world. With the aim of preserving and promoting the town’s heritage, Musée Ciotaden preserves the memories of the past.
If you feel like tasting the culinary specialties of the region such as panisses, or anchoiade, just go to the farmers’ market. If you want to immerse yourself in the local culture and meet the locals, note that many events are organized throughout the year such as the great parade of the Magi, the carnival and more.
Hiking enthusiasts will be able to take advantage of their stay in La Ciotat to discover the surrounding area and climb up to admire the bay. The town is bordered by the highest cliffs in Europe which connect Cassis to La Ciotat by the Route des Crêtes.