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
Figuerolles Creek
Figuerolles Creek
Nestling in the bottom of a green valley
30 minutes
Parc du Mugel
Parc du Mugel
This protected natural park can be
60 minutes
Île verte
Île verte
The only wooded island on the Bouches-du
30 minutes
Mugel Creek
Mugel Creek
In the shadow of the Cap de l'Aigle rock
30 minutes
Chapelle Notre Dame de la Garde
Chapelle Notre Dame de la Garde
Eighty-five steps carved out of the rock
15 minutes
Old Port
Old Port
The Port Vieux, over which the Notre
30 minutes