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La Ciotat

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Parks · Scenic Drive · Geologic Formations
La Ciotat is a commune in the Bouches-du-Rhône department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southern France. It is part of the Aix-Marseille-Provence Metropolis. La Ciotat is located to the east of Marseille at an equal distance from Marseille and Toulon. Its inhabitants are called "Ciotadens" or "Ciotadennes".HistoryLa Ciotat is called "La Ciutat" or "La Ciéutat" or Cióutat" in Occitan/Provençal/Catalan, meaning "the city". It became prominent in the 15th century.La Ciotat was the setting of one of the very first projected motion pictures, L'Arrivée d'un train en gare de La Ciotat filmed by the Lumière brothers in 1895. After several private showings, the fifty-second long film was given a public screening on December 28, 1895, in Paris, the first recorded commercial public showing of a motion picture. According to the Institut Lumière, before its Paris premiere, the film was shown to invited audiences in several French cities, including La Ciotat. It was screened at the Eden Theater in September 1896, making that theater one of the first motion picture theaters.Another three of the earliest Lumière films, Partie de cartes, l'Arroseur arrosé (the first known filmed comedy), and Repas de bébé, were also filmed in La Ciotat in 1895, at the Villa du Clos des Plages, the summer residence of the Lumière Brothers. In 1904 the Lumiere Brothers also developed the world's first colour photographs in La Ciotat
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Route des Cretes ©
Scenic Drive
Route des Cretes
4.9
Duration: 1h 30 min
Parc du Mugel ©
Park
Parc du Mugel
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min
La Calanque de Figuerolles ©
Geologic Formation
La Calanque de Figuerolles
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Scuba / Snorkeling
Scuba & Snorkeling
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min

Side trips from La Ciotat

Ile des Embiez
Island
Ile des Embiez Six-Fours-les-Plages
4.3
Duration: 4 hours
Atlantide ©
Dolphin / Whale Watching
Atlantide Bandol
4.4
Duration: 2h 30 min
Vieille Ville ©
Historic Walking Area
Vieille Ville Hyeres
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Scuba / Snorkeling
Scuba & Snorkeling Bormes-Les-Mimosas
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min

Hidden gems in La Ciotat

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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
4.9
Duration: 1h 30 min
Chapelle Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Landmark
Chapelle Notre-Dame de la Garde
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
Ile Verte
Outdoor Activity
Ile Verte
3.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
Musee Ciotaden ©
Specialty Museum
Musee Ciotaden
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min

Beaches in La Ciotat

Plage Lumiere ©
Beach
Plage Lumiere
3.2
Duration: 1h 30 min
Plage Pour Les Chiens
Beach
Plage Pour Les Chiens
1.4
Duration: 1h 30 min

Museums in La Ciotat

Musee des Chantiers Naval
Specialty Museum
Musee des Chantiers Naval
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min

Parks in La Ciotat

Jardin de la Ville ©
Park
Jardin de la Ville
3.7
Duration: 1h 30 min

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