La Ciotat hosts many festivals throughout the year. Cinema is always honored in the city of Lumiere brothers, and the world’s oldest cinema, the Eden Theatre, represents one of the strongest symbols.


From February 1 to February 28, 2014
Les Musicales de Février (more informations)
Music concerts and exhibitions.
> Théâtre du Golfe – Chapelle des Pénitents Bleus – Salle Paul Eluard

From March 15 to March 23, 2014
Les Nauticales Boat Show (more informations)
4th boat show in France and 1st boatshow in Spring in the Mediterranean. It represents the opening of the nautical season. Thus, more than 200 exhibitions are spread over 4 hectares of exhibition to present their products and innovations both on the ground and on the sea.
> 10h/18h – Port de Plaisance

From July 13 to July 27, 2014
« Musique en Vacances » Festival (more informations)
This week-long festival presents a diverse line-up, from jazz and classical music to gospel and folkloric music.
> Église Notre Dame de l’Assomption – Théâtre du Golfe – Jardin de la Ville

From August 7 to August 10, 2014
« Jazz en Août » Festival (more informations)
Two jazz concerts each night!
> 21h/23h – Place de l’Escalet

From August 15 to August 21, 2014
Popular celebretions (more informations)
Every year from 15th August, many events take place in the rhythm of Provence traditions : blessing of the boats, proms, shows, song contests…
> Old Port

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« Berceau du cinéma » Festival (more informations)
In 1895, the Lumiere Brothers invented Cinema in La Ciotat. The « Berceau du Cinema » Festival was designed to pay tribute to the Lumiere’s invention and it focuses on the actors’, film makers’ and scriptwriters’ first achievements.
> Eden Théâtre

From October 17 to 19, 2014
Historical Festival « 1720 » (more informations)
Each year, about 100.000 visitors share this beautiful adventure with the local, united all year to offer this magnificent and attractive trip back in time.
Fights on the ground and on the sea, historical reconstitutions of everyday life scenes, traditional jubilation, fire shows, big parades…
More than 1.000 dressed-up characters (noblemen, burghers, artisans, peasants, fishermen, corsairs, pirates, and beggars) go through the door of time, where the residents’ audacity and the women braveness protect the city from this terrible affliction : the plague.
Each year, many attractions are offered : shows, fights, workshops, craftwork…
> Old Port and City Centre