Known in the past for its shipyards, which employed 6,000 people, La Ciotat has become a leading seaport for repairing luxury yachts and building competition boats. What was a workers' town is now a successful seaside resort, charming in every way.
The town associated with the Lumière brothers has a rich blend of heritage and architecture, boasting the world's oldest cinema (the Eden), chapels, squares, pedestrian street boutiques, beautiful beachfront villas, a port with colourful houses, quaysides and a vast array of restaurants that serve up wonderful Mediterranean fish dishes.
La Ciotat is also, and above all, ideally situated at the heart of a rich and diverse natural environment.
Don't miss the Mugel and Figuerolles Calanques, where you can have a bite to eat on the seafront, the Route des Crêtes coastal road dominated by the Cap Canaille mountain range, the Ile Verte, a small woodland paradise that offers good shade in the summer...
In this conservation area, you can enjoy all kinds of water sports and follow spectacular hiking trails overlooking the sea.
Our boutique hotel in La Ciotat, located on the Corniche du Liouquet, is the perfect base from which to easily explore the town and its surroundings.