Voted the most beautiful bay in the world in 2019, La Ciotat joins the very closed Club of the same name among 42 bays in 27 countries. The city of 33,800 inhabitants, is located 31 kilometers east of Marseille, halfway between the Boueno Maire and Touloun! It has seen the birth of many famous men: Louis and Auguste Lumière, the inventors of cinema, Jean Boiteaux, the first French Olympic swimming champion, Olivier Dahan, director of the film La Môme, Jules Hugues, inventor of pétanque... If they've contributed to the city's reputation, they're not the only ones. La Ciotat is full of charms. You will be able to see it by going to see the Eden-Concert, the oldest cinema in the world, the old hotel of Grimaldi-Régusse, the church Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption dating from 1603, the Mugel Park, 12 hectares of plantations at the foot of the Bec de l'Aigle and many other things like the Green Island or the Cliffs of Souberyranes whose landscapes will enchant you.

In July 1832, Alphonse de Lamartine was passing through La Ciotat and wrote: "Blessed is the man who is born and dies in the sun. Blessed above all is he who has his house, the house and garden of his fathers by the sea, whose every wave is a spark that casts its light and radiance on the earth! "The charm of La Ciotat, which had worked on him, will undoubtedly work on you.

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If you are in La Ciotat, don't miss the exhibition of the artist Hugues Bertin at the Galerie Barissardo, 7 rue Canolle. Until December 24th, the photographer based in St-Cyr-Sur-Mer exhibits his works that mix photography, glass and steel. Hugues Bertin loves ubex; discovering abandoned places that he photographs. During his explorations, he has "flashed" on agricultural greenhouses, made for the oldest of cathedral glass. These glasses, ...

En balade à La Ciotat Côté Nature

La Ciotat can be discovered by the good shots of Le Petit Futé, but also by the beautiful images of Agathe Rescanières. The photographer publishes the book of photographs En Balade à la Ciotat, Côté nature. 72 original pictures taken between January and June 2020. "When I go for a walk, I have to take pictures. Otherwise, my pleasure is not complete. And it just so happens that these days I walk, I've never walked so much. Every day, I ...

Nouveau : formule midi à emporter à La Mamma

Since this Monday 11th of May we can breathe better, especially on the Old Port of La Ciotat. While waiting to reopen completely, the Italian restaurant La Mamma proposes from Monday to Friday from 11:30 am to 2 pm, a dish + homemade dessert formula for 15 €! 4 courses to choose from (wolf fillet à la plancha, gnocchi, bowl or cheeseburger with its fries) and as a dessert traditional tiramisu with coffee or Panna Cotta and its red fruit ...

L'Escalet de La Ciotat annonce sa réouverture !

The inhabitants of La Ciotat and the surrounding area certainly know L'Escalet. An Italian restaurant with a warm atmosphere located on the old port. Its menu is attractive, with beautiful salads, grilled meats and fish, without forgetting its unmissable wood-fired pizzas. We are happy to hear that it is reopening with daily specials and take-away pizzas. Orders can be made by telephone on the usual number: 04 42 08 29 52. For the pizzas, ...