Parc du Mugel
Parc du Mugel
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domaxi198
Munich, Germany42 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
I wouldn't consider Parc du Mugel a botanical garden but rather a botanical park. But it's worth to be visited though.

The entrance is for free and you can not only walk through the park and have a cozy picnick there. But there also a viewpoint between the two mountains you can ascend.

Very close to the Park you will find two "hidden" gravel beaches. When you are early enough there, you can really relax there. Early enough means between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. When we went back from Parc du Mugel, we saw more and more people arriving at those two beaches.

In total I can say, Parc du Mugel is beautiful but not overwhelming. If you expect a botanical garden with lot of flowers, you could be disappointed first. But I think, later you will like this place nevertheless because it's atmosphere.

During the hot summer months, I recommend to visit Parc du Mugel very early due to the hot weather.

By the way, you cannot park your car directly at the entrance. Instead you need to park at the parking place called Parking le Mugel (payable).
Written August 19, 2019
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MikeandSueCumbria
Ireby, UK43 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Couples
Easy to walk to from Ciotat centre. Amazing plants and trees. Stuff for all the family. Wonderful walk to little beaches and to the cretes top. Next to wonderful Mugel Restaurant
Written June 15, 2019
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Frazer Price
La Ciotat, France174 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Couples
La Ciotat has two calanaques, and this is the prettiest with a lovely beach offering the best swimming in La Ciotat. The small bay is nicely sheltered from strong winds and bad weather and the water is always clean and crystal clear. There is an EXPENSIVE restaurant on the beach
Written March 25, 2019
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christC9887LJ
Leicestershire, UK24 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Couples
We stayed further east in Sanary sur Mer but decided to visit La Ciotat for the day. We found out about Parc du Mugel from the tourist information who said it was a 20' walk to the park from the office. Perhaps it is if you're Usain Bolt but to anyone else in 30o heat it's double that. There is plenty to explore in the park and if you're into nature and ecology this is for you. You can get great views of the cliffs and the views from up high are worth the walk. You can park closer but we didn't know that when we parked for the town.
Written August 4, 2017
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David C
Springville, PA11 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2016 • Couples
I was really looking forward to hiking in the park—there are so many great reviews. We got there and there was a large iron gate. The park was closed. I asked the security guard why it was closed and he said because of the Mistral winds. I asked when it would be open and he said "Two months". It was a beautiful, sunny day (with a bit of gusty wind). I guess some parts must be dangerous when it is windy. I don't know if there is any way to find out beforehand when it is closed. The clerk at our nearby hotel in La Ciotat was not aware of it.
Written September 26, 2016
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shed257
Nottingham, UK10 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2016 • Couples
Lovely park, go to the belvedere lookout point , lots of steps , take plenty water the go for a swim in the nearby muguel bay
Written September 10, 2016
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peachcouple
Montpon-Menesterol, France48 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We visit La Ciotat for holiday with family,the mugel is a small area for swimming,there is big and small mugel. There is no sand, its stone beach..good for swimming with family the water clear and warm in summer.. Not as crowded as the la ciotat beach. After the car parking, keep walk through the street there is the panel written parc du mugel,after on the top the end of the small road, there is the entrance to the parc du mugel. Its pretty and green,we visit on summer. There is forest of bamboo,cactus, children play park and picnic area..and the best is the the parc Belvedere on the top of the hills, the hill it self was hills of stone and soil which came from fossil altogether, when we arrived on the top we can see the cliff which is breathtaking.. Very worth visit and the route not very far,eventhough its little bit going up at the end. Nice place for spend the day before swim in the mugel.
Written August 17, 2014
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Vess1962
Sofia, Bulgaria10 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Family
We could not visit the park despite that we came in the middle of the day on 19 October 2019. Strange. No information displayed whatsoever about the closure. Rang the bell at the gate but nobody came out despite that we could hear people laughing inside the building at the gate. Nobody answered my call to the guardian’s telephone number either. Disappointed about the poor service.
Written October 19, 2019
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Bo S
Stockholm, Sweden30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Couples
We nver saw cork trees before. And there was bamboo and a LOT of other nice species. Well maintained paths. Nice rough apperance. Were there a Sunday in beginning of octobre and almost alone.
Step satirs to grand Belvedere worth the while. Two, almost empty beaches.
Written October 8, 2018
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Ramona L
75 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Couples
Small beaches are very common near the calanques and the rocks and pebbles ensure the water is clear for snorkeling. There quite some fish here and snorkeling schools come here with small children. There is free parking close to the old Port but from there it is a short walk to Mugel beach. Pick a rock for your towl and jump in to start the fun.
Written August 19, 2018
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