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  • 1 Île verte Interesting

    Nature and gardens

    Sur Le Vieux Port F - 13600 La Ciotat

    From the small fort that stands on the island you can see the Rocher de l'Aigle at its best angle, with its silhouette that calls to mind a bird of prey. Swimming, fishing, a picnic or a meal in the restaurant - perfect for a family day out.

  • 2 Mugel Creek Interesting

    Nature and gardens

    av. du Mugel F - 13600 La Ciotat

    Lovely view of the Île Verte from the calanque.

  • 3 Parc du Mugel Interesting

    Nature and gardens

    596 av. des Calanques F - 13600 La Ciotat

    This protected natural park can be explored via a waymarked path. Keen botanists will be enthused by oaks, mimosas, laurel trees, arbutus, herbs and myrtles. There is a lovely view over La Ciotat and around from the summit (150m).

  • 4 Figuerolles Creek Interesting

    Nature and gardens

    D40 F - 13600 La Ciotat

    The peculiar rock formations (similar the Rocher du Capucin) and cliffs pierced with sharply ridged cavities lend this calanque plenty of personality.

  • 5 Liouquet Beach

    Nature and gardens

    D40a F - 13600 La Ciotat

    The pebble plage du Liouquet surrounded by reddish cliffs, on top of which grow pine forests, is reached by a path that is rather steep at first.

  • 6 Parc Régional Marin de la Baie de La Ciotat

    Nature and gardens

    Parc Régional Marin F - 13600 La Ciotat

    Rocks, sand, underwater slabs and Posidonia prairies are home to many types of fish. This marine park regulates fishing, diving and boats dropping anchor in an effort to protect the animals and plantlife.

  • 7 Musée Ciotaden

    Museums and art

    1 quai Ganteaume F - 13600 La Ciotat

    This museum in the former town hall houses souvenirs and documents relating to La Ciotat's maritime past.

  • 8 Chapelle Notre Dame de la Garde

    Religious buildings

    Traverse de la Garde F - 13600 La Ciotat

    Eighty-five steps carved out of the rock lead to the platform overlooking the chapel, from where there is a superb view over the bay of La Ciotat. The chapel houses a number of touching commemorative plaques.

  • 9 Old Port

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    r. des Combattants F - 13600 La Ciotat

    The Port Vieux, over which the Notre Dame du Port church looms with its warm-coloured façades, is the hub of local life on fine days thanks to its café and restaurant terraces.

  • 10 Clos des Plages

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    D 40a F - 13600 La Ciotat

    A mix of hotels, villas, restaurants and guingettes (open-air cafés) run along the edge of these gently sloping sandy beaches.

  • 11 Church of N.-D.-de-l'Assomption

    Religious buildings

    quai Quanteaume F - 13600 La Ciotat

    High above its steps this 17C Church looks over the lively old port. Inside modern decoration carried out by local painters Gilbert Ganteaume (the fresco) and Toni Roux (the paintings at the bottom of the nave). In the lower right hand side there is ..

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