France

La Ciotat Bay

Little paradise in Provence, La Ciotat is in the heart of the Calanques National Park. Only 30 minutes from Marseille, the pretty town of La Ciotat stands out for its Calanques, which can compete with those of Marseille-Cassis. Its red limestone cliffs, surrounded by lush vegetation, crystal-clear beaches and coves offer breathtaking scenery. A 7km-long seafront with numerous beaches is a delight for holidaymakers and water sports enthusiasts alike.
La Ciotat is known for its rich maritime history. The La Ciotat shipyards, a former industrial site specializing in the manufacture of oil tankers, now known as La Ciotat Shipyards, have been converted into an international nautical hub specializing in the maintenance and repair of luxury yachts.
La Ciotat is a city rich in history and culture. It is home to the world’s oldest cinema, the Lumière, where the Lumière brothers held their first public screening in 1895. Today, the Lumière is a landmark cinema offering a wide range of programming and special events. A land of inventions, La Ciotat is also the birthplace of the famous Provencal game of pétanque.
La Ciotat is a charming Mediterranean town, offering a unique blend of culture, history, nature and leisure.

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