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  • 1 Mugel Creek Interesting

    Nature and gardens

    avenue du Mugel F - 13600 La Ciotat

    In the shadow of the Cap de l'Aigle rock is this creek, which offers a lovely view over the Île Verte.

  • 2 Parc du Mugel Interesting

    Nature and gardens

    596 avenue 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).

  • 3 Île verte Interesting

    Nature and gardens

    Sur Le Vieux Port F - 13600 La Ciotat

    The only wooded island on the Bouches-du-Rhône coastline (hence its name, meaning "green island"). With its many calanques (creeks) framed by sheer cliffs, this 13ha island is a bather's dream. From the small fort that stands on the island ..

  • 4 Figuerolles Creek Interesting

    Nature and gardens

    D40 F - 13600 La Ciotat

    Nestling in the bottom of a green valley, studded with spectacular puddingstone cliffs with cavities and strange rock formations (such as the Rocher du Capucin, standing alone at the front to the right), this beautiful creek is lovely for sunbathing ..

  • 5 Old Port

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    rue 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.

  • 6 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.

  • 7 Church of Notre-Dame-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 ..

  • 8 Musée Ciotaden

    Museums and art

    Ganteaume F - 13600 La Ciotat

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

  • 9 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.

  • 10 The Beaches of La Ciotat

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    D 40a F - 13600 La Ciotat

    The coastline of La Ciotat stretches out over 7km beyond the marina, boasting almost 6km of fine-sand beaches (Capucins, Cyrnos, Grande Plage, Lumière) and pebble beaches (St-Jean, Fontsainte, Arène Cros). Those along Avenue Franklin Roosevelt and Bo..

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