La Ciotat tourism and travel guide

Photo of La Ciotat in Bouches-du-Rhone

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

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.

La Ciotat is situated in the Bouches-du-Rhone department and Provence region, in the south-east of France at 24 kilometres from Marseille, the department capital (general information: La Ciotat is 680 kilometres from Paris).

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!


... 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

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

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

La Ciotat is in the south-east of France. 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