A french township, La Ciotat

La Ciotat

In the Occitan language, La Ciutat, also called La Ciéuta, is a french township of the Bouches du Rhône located in the subdivision of Provence/Côte d’Azur, 31 km east of Marseille. People, here, called themselves Ciotadens (men) and Ciotadennes (women). La Ciotat sits in a cove and is built against the Bec de l’Aigle ( literally the beak of the Eagle) on one side and against the Cap Canaille on the other, which is the highest part facing the sea. This provencal township is unique. Here, nothing is like anywhere else ! Relaxation, leisure, rest and happy faces !!! You will enjoy the Vieux Port, the old harbor, you will sip a cup of coffee outside a café. If you dare, you will walk up the path that leads to the “vigie”, the highest point of view, to admire the “calanques”, as we call the creeks, and the Bec de l’Aigle

Others townships close by

Going from west to east, you will find :
Cassis, our suggestion is to take the “Route des Crêtes” for the best panorama; then you will arrive in Cevreste, which used to be part
of La Ciotat before becoming independent; next Saint Cyr sur Mer, located at the far end of the creek, where the Var area starts; going
north-east through fields and pine forests, you will reach La Cadière d’Azur.

Photo of La Ciotat


Aquatic sports and leisure are our trademark in La Ciotat. You may learn Kitesurf in our professional school, attend aquagym lessonsin seawater, take swimming courses or even have your first paragliding flight.

Scuba diving
Come and discover the very best sites in the Golfe d’Amour, from the Embiez until the Marseille islands.
Hundreds of hiking paths cross the mountain above the Calanques and the Cap Canaille, from easy ones that will satisfy people looking for a simple walk, to the tough ones that are truly intended for sports adepts.
Jean Marie Lecoix
Our heart goes to the outstanding artist Jean-Marie Lecoix !
The Casino «  les Flots bleus » in La Ciotat
A magic universe where entertainment and game get together.
Fireworks of La Ciotat
As always, the traditional fireworks of La Ciotat will take place on july 13th at the Harbor ( Vieux Port).
l'Île Verte
Nowadays L’ïle Verte (Green island) catches the eye like a green fleece above the blunt bareness of the cliffs.
The town market in La Ciotat
From June 26th until August 31st, the traditional town market will take place at night in the harbour of La Ciotat
Le Bouche à Oreille
Where to eat and where not to
Shopping in La Ciotat
Shops, stores and shopping in La Ciotat
Sailing club
Optimist training, Pico drift, catamaran, windsurfing.
Tourist Office 3 ***

Boulevard Anatole France
La Ciotat, France 13600

Tel : + 33 (0)4 42 08 61 32
Tel : + 33 (0)4 42 08 78 76
Fax : +33 (0)4 42 08 17 88