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La Ciotat tourism and travel guide

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Visit La Ciotat: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: The attractive harbour and numerous chapels in the old town are the main attraction in La Ciotat

La Ciotat is situated in the Bouches-du-Rhone department and Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region.

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near La Ciotat. For detailed visitor information see the La Ciotat travel guide.

Popular places to visit nearby include Cassis at 7 km and Saint-Cyr-sur-Mer at 8 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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La Ciotat, France: places to visit and attractions

Some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to La Ciotat in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur.

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!

Route des Cretes

Route des Cretes

Scenery at 4 km (direction west)

The Route des Cretes between Cassis and La Ciotat is a beautiful...

See Route des Cretes guide


Seaside resort at 7 km (direction west-north-west)

The harbour area of Cassis, its beach and proximity to the Calanques...

See Cassis guide


Seaside resort at 8 km (direction east), in the Var department

The beaches such as Les Lecques, the forest and the pleasant town...

See Saint-Cyr-sur-Mer guide


Seaside resort at 12 km (direction east-south-east), in the Var department

The beach and the harbour, the bustling old town and the vineyards...

See Bandol guide


at 13 km (direction north-north-west)

The small market town of Aubagne is best known for its association...

See Aubagne guide
Calanques at Marseille

Calanques at Marseille

Scenery at 16 km (direction west)

The white cliffs of the Calanques de Marseille plunging into the deep...

See Calanques at Marseille guide


Seaside resort at 17 km (direction east-south-east), in the Var department

The historic boats and the palm trees around the pretty harbour are...

See Sanary-sur-Mer guide


at 23 km (direction west-north-west)

Marseille is perhaps not a tourist town but is one of the...

See Marseille guide


at 27 km (direction east), in the Var department

A town with its focus firmly to the sea, Toulon is the...

See Toulon guide


at 37 km (direction north-east), in the Var department

The principal monument here in Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume is the Basilica of Sainte-Marie-Madeleine...

See Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume guide


at 41 km (direction north-north-west)

The vibrant town of Aix-en-Provence is a traditional Provence town, with many...

See Aix-en-Provence guide


Seaside resort at 41 km (direction west-north-west)

Slightly outside the main Riviera, the beaches and coastal paths of Carry-le-Rouet...

See Carry-le-Rouet guide


at 43 km (direction east), in the Var department

Hyères has an extended historic centre with parks and a castle as...

See Hyeres guide
Presqu'ile de Giens

Presqu'ile de Giens

at 46 km (direction east-south-east), in the Var department

The Presqu'ile de Giens is a peninsula with beaches, a nature reserve,...

See Presqu'ile de Giens guide

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Bouches-du-Rhone

Map of places to visit near La Ciotat


Markets in and near La Ciotat

Market days in La Ciotat: weekly market: Tuesday & Sunday;

  • La Ciotat: market Tuesday & Sunday (0km)
  • Cassis: market Wednesday & Friday (7km)
  • Saint Cyr sur Mer: market Sunday (8km)
  • Carnoux-en-Provence: market Thursday & Saturday (10km)
  • Bandol: market Tuesday (12km)
  • Aubagne: market Tuesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday & Friday (13km)
  • Le Beausset: market Sunday & Friday (16km)
  • Allauch: market Wednesday (21km)
  • Auriol: market Thursday & Saturday (22km)
  • Marseille: market every day (23km)

More information about La Ciotat, Provence

Tourist attractions near La Ciotat, France

What to do at La Ciotat? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting La Ciotat.

Grand sites of France

  • Montagne Sainte-Victoire (41km)

National Monuments

  • Chateau d'If (23km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc municipal du Mugel (1km)
  • Parc Borély (21km)
  • Jardin de la Magalone (21km)
  • Parc Longchamp (21km)
  • Parc du 26e Centenaire (21km)
  • Domaine d'Orvès (31km)
  • Jardin de Baudouvin (31km)
  • Jardin d'Albertas (35km)
  • Jardin d’Elie Alexis (35km)
  • Le Plantier de Costebelle (42km)
  • Jardin du castel Sainte Claire (43km)
  • Parc Saint Bernard (43km)
  • Parc Olbius Riquier (43km)
  • Jardin d'Eguilles (48km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Parc du Mugel (1km)
  • Calanque de Figuerolles (2km)
  • Cap Canaille (Cassis) (5km)
  • Cap Canaille (7km)
  • Calanque (16km)
  • Massif de la Sainte-Baume (20km)
  • Cap Sicié (25km)
  • Mont Faron (28km)

Amusement park / theme park

  • OK Corral (13km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zoo du Mont Faron (27km)

Geography and distances

La Ciotat is in the south-east of France at 24 kilometres from Marseille, the department capital (general information: La Ciotat is 680 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: La Ciotat

Canton: Ciotat

Arrondissement: Marseille

Department: Bouches-du-Rhone

Region: Provence

Postcode: 13600

Distance to La Ciotat

from Marseille (prefecture): 24 km

from Paris: 680 km

from Calais: 910 km

from Nice: 146 km

from Bordeaux: 528 km

from Strasbourg: 624 km

Getting here

Most visitors fly into the airport at Marseille or drive from the UK with a journey time of around 10-11 hours. For driving distances to La Ciotat from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 2 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Cassis and Ceyreste.

This page in French: Visiter La Ciotat

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