TOURISM IN CIOTAT
At 20 minutes from Marseille and Toulon in the Bouches du Rhone, La Ciotat is a seaside resort that has remained authentic. The city is highlighted to the west by creeks, unique coves, the highest cliffs in Europe (394m), and an island, L’Île Verte, a few fathoms from the coast. To the east, it offers more than 6 km of sandy beaches.
You will be seduced by its picturesque old fishing port, its beautiful 17th century houses, the road of the crests joining Cassis, the Parc du Mugel, where you will discover a varied and abundant vegetation as well as a breathtaking view of the city, the shipyards and the Gulf Islands. La Ciotat station is a pretty little station like there are many others in the PACA with the only difference that it was the scene of a significant event in the history of cinema. It was in 1895 that the Lumières brothers took their first pictures there: the arrival of a train at the station of La Ciotat…
Leisure activities in La Cioatat
Choosing the city of La Ciotat as vacation destination means making sure you don’t get bored during your stay in the PACA region; indeed, many activities are offered by this Provencal city. Between underwater diving, excursions in the creeks of La Ciotat, discovery of the Ile Verte, horse riding, climbing, caving, tennis, mountain biking and exhibitions, this city is an ideal place for a campsite holiday in La Ciotat.
Hikers will enjoy the many possible hiking trails in and around La Ciotat. Hiking along the cliffs and creeks, the cap canaille and the loop of Fontblanche are perfect routes to discover the natural riches of the Bouches du Rhone.
Find all the practical information on the website of the Tourist Office of La Ciotat: www.laciotat.info
To visit in La Ciotat
In addition to the many possible leisure activities in La Ciotat, this city is also full of several tourist sites to visit during your campsite caravaning holidays at Campsite du Soleil: historical monuments, museums, ports… The municipality of La Ciotat is certified ” Quality Tourism “, this label ensures you a warm welcome and adapted tourist information. Here is a selection of visits during your stay at the campsite in La Ciotat:
- The Calanques of Figuerolles, offer a unique panorama and a magnificent beach.
- La Calanque de mugel is an exceptional natural site in the massif du bec de l’aigle.
- Old Town Hall, dating from 1864
- Parish church of the 17th century
- The Ciotaden Museum (local and marine history), located at the entrance to the Old Port of La Ciotat
- The churches of blue and black penitents
- La chapelle ND de la Garde (1610)
- Provençal markets
On Tuesday and Sunday mornings, you can do some shopping at the La Ciotat market, located only a few minutes from the campsite.