Office de Tourisme de La Ciotat

Office de Tourisme de La Ciotat

Tourism institutions, Tourist Information Office in La Ciotat
  • 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...
    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.
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  • Environment
    • Close to a motorway
    • In centre of town
    • Town location
    • Close to a public transportation
    • Close to pleasure port
    • Bus station under 300 m
    • Bus stop < 500 m
    • Sea within 300 m
    • Pier within 500 m
    • Cycle track/route within 500 m
  • Spoken languages
    • English
    • Spanish
    • French
    • Italian
  • Tourism and handicap
Services
  • Accessibility
    • Accessible for self-propelled wheelchairs
    • Reserved space 330 cm wide < 20 m from the site
    • Even flooring with no obstacles
    • Absence of slope > 5%
    • Absence of protrusions > 2 cm
    • Minimum aisle width of 90 cm
    • Doors >=77 cm wide
    • Reception desk between 70-80 cm high
    • Absence of steps
    • Magnetic loop available at the reception
    • Presence of pictograms and / or simplified visuals
    • Documentation available in Braille
    • Reception staff sensitized to the reception of people with disabilities
  • Equipment
    • Sustainable development
    • Photovoltaic panel
  • Services
    • Pets welcome
    • Wi-fi
Openings
Openings
  • From April 1, 2022 until June 30, 2022
    Opened Everyday
    * Du Lundi au Samedi 09:00-12:30 14:00-17:30 Dimanches et jours fériés 09:30-13:00
  • From July 1, 2022 until August 31, 2022
    Opened Everyday
    * Du Lundi au Samedi 09:00-19:00 Dimanches et Jours Fériés 10:00-17:00
  • From September 1, 2022 until October 31, 2022
    Opened Everyday
    * Du Lundi au Samedi 09:00-12:30 14:00-17:30 Dimanches et jours fériés 09:30-13:00
  • From November 2, 2022 until March 31, 2023
    Opened On Monday, On Tuesday, On Wednesday, On Thursday, On Friday, On Saturday
    * Du Lundi au Samedi 09:00-13:00 14:00-17:00
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