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La Ciotat

La Ciotat is a commune located in the Bouches-du-Rhône department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of southeastern France. It is situated on the Mediterranean coast, about 25 km east of Marseille and about 20 km west of Toulon. The town is best known for its picturesque harbor and its long history as a fishing port.

The town of La Ciotat was founded in the 11th century by the Count of Provence and has a long history of fishing and trading. The port of La Ciotat has been an important trading hub since the Middle Ages and continues to be a major commercial port today. The town is also known for its association with the early development of the film industry. In 1895, the Lumière brothers filmed the first movie in La Ciotat, which was the first ever public film screening.

The geography of La Ciotat is marked by its proximity to the Mediterranean Sea and its harbor. The town is surrounded by hills and mountains, with the highest peak of the Massif des Calanques located just north of the town. The climate in La Ciotat is typically Mediterranean, with mild winters and hot summers.

The town is home to a number of attractions, including the Musée de la Marine, which houses a collection of maritime artifacts, and the Musée des Arts et Traditions Populaires, which showcases traditional Provençal culture. The harbor of La Ciotat is a popular spot for sailing, fishing, and other water activities.

La Ciotat is a vibrant and attractive town with a unique history and culture. It is a great place to visit for a relaxing holiday, with a wide range of activities to enjoy and plenty of attractions to explore.

Excursion tips for a day in La Ciotat

As a tourist in La Ciotat in France, there is no shortage of activities to enjoy in this beautiful coastal town. Here are some ideas for a full day of exploration:

1. Take a stroll along the La Ciotat seafront and admire the views of the Mediterranean Sea.

2. Visit the Calanques National Park, a protected area of stunning coastal landscape.

3. Explore the charming old town of La Ciotat and its picturesque cobbled streets.

4. Visit the local markets and sample some of the local delicacies.

5. Take a boat trip around the bay and explore the nearby islands.

6. Relax on the beach and take a dip in the Mediterranean Sea.

7. Visit the Château de La Ciotat, a Renaissance-style castle with beautiful gardens.

8. Enjoy a meal in one of the many restaurants offering delicious local cuisine.

9. Take a guided tour of the local vineyards and sample some of the local wines.

10. Visit the Musée de la Marine, a museum dedicated to the maritime history of La Ciotat.

Experience La Ciotat with unforgettable activities by our partner GetYourGuide. The offer is also ideal as a special gift idea for family and friends who are planning to visit La Ciotat. Cancellations are possible up to 24h before the start of the activity (unless otherwise stated in the activity description), with a full refund of the booking price.

The climate in La Ciotat

La Ciotat in France has a Mediterranean climate with mild, wet winters and hot, dry summers. In winter the temperatures are usually between 8°C and 12°C, with occasional cold spells and rain. Spring is generally warm and sunny, with temperatures ranging from 15°C to 22°C. Summer is hot and dry, with temperatures reaching up to 30°C and sometimes higher. Autumn is mild and wet, with temperatures ranging from 12°C to 20°C.

Cruise weather for La Ciotat

Our weather forecast for La Ciotat helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Dec. 4th 2023 Dec. 4th 2023 max: 12.5 °C
min: 11.4 °C
33.5 m/s
45.4 m/s
97.4 %
16.5 m
76.6 %
1,016 hPa
Dec. 5th 2023 Dec. 5th 2023 max: 12.7 °C
min: 10.6 °C
35.6 m/s
46.4 m/s
31.4 %
24.1 m
73.0 %
1,013 hPa
Dec. 6th 2023 Dec. 6th 2023 max: 10.9 °C
min: 8.8 °C
23.3 m/s
31.8 m/s
67.0 %
24.1 m
68.8 %
1,014 hPa
Dec. 7th 2023 Dec. 7th 2023 max: 10.7 °C
min: 8.5 °C
23.4 m/s
42.8 m/s
99.0 %
23.5 m
74.8 %
1,014 hPa
Dec. 8th 2023 Dec. 8th 2023 max: 11.7 °C
min: 10.1 °C
43.2 m/s
69.7 m/s
98.7 %
20.1 m
85.3 %
1,002 hPa
Dec. 9th 2023 Dec. 9th 2023 max: 13.8 °C
min: 11.1 °C
51.5 m/s
83.2 m/s
52.7 %
24.1 m
70.7 %
1,007 hPa
Dec. 10th 2023 Dec. 10th 2023 max: 14.2 °C
min: 10.1 °C
15.5 m/s
25.2 m/s
66.5 %
24.1 m
69.4 %
1,016 hPa
Dec. 11th 2023 Dec. 11th 2023 max: 14.7 °C
min: 12.6 °C
17.6 m/s
41.9 m/s
38.4 %
24.1 m
80.9 %
1,020 hPa
Dec. 12th 2023 Dec. 12th 2023 max: 13.4 °C
min: 11.8 °C
39.2 m/s
62.9 m/s
1.7 %
24.1 m
62.4 %
1,023 hPa
Dec. 13th 2023 Dec. 13th 2023 max: 12.9 °C
min: 9.5 °C
49.0 m/s
70.2 m/s
10.0 %
24.1 m
61.6 %
1,020 hPa
Dec. 14th 2023 Dec. 14th 2023 max: 13.8 °C
min: 9.1 °C
14.2 m/s
16.6 m/s
31.7 %
24.1 m
44.8 %
1,022 hPa
Dec. 15th 2023 Dec. 15th 2023 max: 12.6 °C
min: 9 °C
22.3 m/s
33.8 m/s
60.1 %
24.1 m
64.4 %
1,026 hPa
Dec. 16th 2023 Dec. 16th 2023 max: 11.2 °C
min: 10.1 °C
23.4 m/s
43.2 m/s
90.3 %
19.9 m
82.1 %
1,018 hPa

Cruises to La Ciotat

Would you like to travel to La Ciotat on a cruise ship or would you just like to know when a certain ship will dock there? Here you will find an overview of the cruise ships that will be calling at the port of La Ciotat.

Scheduled ship calls in La Ciotat, France
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Jul. 30th 2024 Tuesday, 30th of Jul. 2024 Seabourn Ovation 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Aug. 20th 2024 Tuesday, 20th of Aug. 2024 Seabourn Ovation 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Sep. 9th 2024 Monday, 9th of Sep. 2024 Seabourn Ovation 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Oct. 8th 2024 Tuesday, 8th of Oct. 2024 Seabourn Ovation 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Oct. 16th 2024 Wednesday, 16th of Oct. 2024 Sea Cloud Spirit 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Oct. 17th 2024 Thursday, 17th of Oct. 2024 Seabourn Sojourn 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Oct. 31st 2024 Thursday, 31st of Oct. 2024 Seabourn Sojourn 08:00 am 05:00 pm

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