What travelers are saying
- A nice pretty drive with beautiful views. Quite windy, but not so narrow that it's a problem. There are no restaurants, rest areas or toilets on the route.Written August 2, 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Beautiful hidden gem in La Ciotat. It's better to visit during the day as it gets cold when the sun goes down behind the rocks!Written January 20, 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- It was the most beautiful park I have ever ever seen. It is well organised, not a single trash on the way. The park is big enough, so you can go to explore all the places. There were not many people. It doesn't matter when you go, it's always beautiful - in the morning, evening or in the middle of the day as well. You can enjoy the sun, the flowers, the trees, the bamboos and even the beach and the waves. Just be there and be thankful for your life and you've got to experiencing our wonderful mother nature.Written August 27, 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- I was really lucky to get a private tour of the theatre. It was supposed to be open that afternoon for visits but wasn’t due to a meeting going on there. But the guide let me in and I really appreciated the experience .
Check opening hours for the tour. It will be worth the visit. Easy to get to by bus as it’s on the waterfront road.Written July 1, 2023
- Nice place but it’s close on Sunday when I was there, wondering if this church still have a Sunday communion service or notWritten February 6, 2023
- This is a lesson in local history, ship building, industry and the life of the people of La Ciotat.
Be warned, the visit starts on time, a one hour talk about the shipyard and the ships built here, and is only in French.
Follows a bus trip through the yard with stops at key points, main slipway, dry dock and new high tec. repair area.
The examples of steelwork and welding are stunning, workmanship of an outstanding quality.
You will be surprised to find that they also built flying boats here !
If you don't want to do the standard visit, just stop in at the "boutique" after 10.30 and check out the expo.Written November 30, 2018
- We enjoyed a few hours on l'ile verte. There are some small secluded beaches and the water is lovely and clear. We went on a very hot day and were glad to find that there was plenty of shade on the island amongst the trees. The terrain is very stony so not great for pushchairs etc, but with sturdy sandals or
you won't have a problem. We had lunch at the little restaurant there which was super but beware the cost if you order the fish. Our bill came to €80 for lunch with no starters or desserts. Don't forget, there are no toilets anywhere on the island, that includes the restaurant!Written September 7, 2016
- Interesting local museum - good collection relating to the ship building era. Also some good background on Provencal life. Good way to spend an hour.Written March 25, 2016
- Really beautiful little place you can go visit for free and then climb up the hill to see a mini calanque. Really lovely and dramatic views. Plus the garden's in bloom even in November.Written November 28, 2013
- This was a massive disappointment. This is one of those buildings which is far nicer on the outside than the inside. If you're looking for a building with frescos, art and passion this isn't for you. As a place of worship it is functional but lacks the character compared with a lot of the other churches in the Var region. We have visited probably over a thousand places of worship over the years and this wouldn't be one I would go out of my way to come back and visit.Written August 4, 2017
- As old sailors anything to do with the sea ships and the men who sailed in them is interesting for us.Great selection of sea ships and sailor history, well worth a visit if you have an interest or have like us sailed an old tunny-fishing boat for 30 years.Written December 24, 2017
- welcoming church, huge cool space a contrast to the sunlight in the port. Some modern artwork. Visited at Christmas and there is a large animated traditional Provencal nativity scene representing local area with explanatory leaflets and photos to take away. Take 10 minutes here if you are in La CiotatWritten December 27, 2014
- This is a pretty small park, with a few areas where they seem to have tried to make flower beds, etc, but overall it is not a destination garden by any stretch of the imagination. However, it is away from the tourist shops and cafes.Written July 3, 2023
Frequently Asked Questions about La Ciotat
- The best day trips from La Ciotat according to Tripadvisor travelers are:
- Private Full Day Tour from Marseille to Cassis
- Provence Full Day Private Tour with Professional Guide from Marseille
- Private Tesla Tour from Marseille to Cassis
- Cassis Wine tour : mer, falaises et vignes
- Cassis ancient fishing port, Calanques & spectacular Cap Canaille private tour
La Ciotat Attractions Information
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