Bouches-du-Rhône

La Ciotat

La Ciotat
The Essential
"La Cité" has changed a lot since it lost its shipbuilding vocation. It has managed to make the most of its assets: beaches, marine park and lively fishing port. The re-opening of the Éden Théâtre is a reminder that this town has always drawn creatives: Louis Lumière turned his cinematograph on La Ciotat, immortalising the railway station in Arrival of a Train. As for Jules Lenoir, probably less well known, he invented the game of petanque here!

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for La Ciotat

Île verte
Île verte
The only wooded island on the Bouches-du
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Figuerolles Creek
Figuerolles Creek
Nestling in the bottom of a green valley
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Parc du Mugel
Parc du Mugel
Officially recognised as a "Jardin
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Mugel Creek
Mugel Creek
In the shadow of the Cap de l'Aigle rock
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Chapelle Notre Dame de la Garde Chapelle Notre Dame de la Garde
Chapelle Notre Dame de la Garde
Eighty-five steps carved out of the rock
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Liouquet Beach
Liouquet Beach
The pebble plage du Liouquet surrounded
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