Of all times, La Ciotat’s vocation has been linked to the sea and nature. The landscapes and the population’s way of living has always contributed toward it. Part of the National Park of Calanques, the city of La Ciotat offers visitors beautiful sites and many nice walks.

The hikes
The city and its surrounding areas offer numerous hiking trails. Follow this link to find Topo guides, maps and regulations.

National Park of Calanques
La Ciotat is the gateway of the National Park of Calanques, Europe’s sole national park that combines the land, the sea and urbanization.


The scenic road – la route de crêtes

This magnificent panoramic road takes you up to Cap Canaille, a 394 meter-high cliff and Europe’s highest maritime cliff.


The island “Ile verte”

This is the only woodland island in the Bouches du Rhone area and is only about 400 meters away from La Ciotat’s bay.


The gardens

Although La Ciotat is a resort, the surrounding nature is a strong asset for it has enabled the city to preserve its « green lungs ».