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La Ciotat or Cassis?

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Sydney, Australia
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La Ciotat or Cassis?

If you could choose to stay in La Ciotat or Cassis, which would you pick and why?

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Vancouver, Canada
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1. Re: La Ciotat or Cassis?

When are you travelling?

Paris, France
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for Paris, Loire Valley
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2. Re: La Ciotat or Cassis?

Hands down Cassis is preferable.

The industrial boat yard near la Ciotat destroys its desirability as a tourist destination..

Sydney, Australia
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3. Re: La Ciotat or Cassis?

I'm travelling in the first 2 weeks of October...

Edited: 12:11 am, June 04, 2013
Vancouver, Canada
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4. Re: La Ciotat or Cassis?

La Ciotat is considerably larger than Cassis and has much more of a commercial / industrial flavour. Cassis is a lovely little resort town.

Cassis will be starting to get pretty quiet by mid-October.

Marseille, France
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La Ciotat is of great interest if you're into cinema -- the film pioneers the Lumiere Bros worked and made a famous short film there. It has the world's oldest (I think) cinema which is currently being restored and should be inaugurated (Spielberg may be present) in the autumn. Plus a film museum.

Sheffield
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6. Re: La Ciotat or Cassis?

La Ciotat as it has transport

Vancouver, Canada
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7. Re: La Ciotat or Cassis?

Both places have "transport."

Seattle, Washington
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8. Re: La Ciotat or Cassis?

I am just finishing two days in La Ciotat. In off season, it is small enough to be quiet and pretty but still has enough to keep us busy. I wish we had more time for boat rides and day trips as Cassis sounds inviting. I certainly don't find the small industry intrusive.

Montelimar, France
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9. Re: La Ciotat or Cassis?

Did you visit the "Independant Republic of Figuerolles" in La Ciotat?

www.figuerolles.com/index.php/en/hotel-4

Antibes, France
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10. Re: La Ciotat or Cassis?

theguardian.com/world/2013/oct/09/eden-oldes…

As mntioed earlier Le Ciotat can claim an important first in cinema history. The Eden has now reopened.

Ed

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