The many relaxation areas and public gardens make La Ciotat a seaside resort where nature is right at home.
No less than 15,000 m2 of green space where young and old alike can come and relax in the shade of the trees and plants. The bandstand provides a rustic note that is very welcome on summer evenings.
The Jardin de la Ville is open to the public every day from 7 am to 7.30 pm (9.30 pm in July and August).
1943, Avenue Guillaume Dulac
The gardens of the Bastide (country house) are part of an area where the human, landscape and architectural heritage come together. In almost 15,000 m2 of land belonging to the town, the Bastide Marin preserves its history and that of the people who lived there and its wonderful surroundings: the magic garden, the ethnobotanical garden, the wheat, vine and olive conservatory, the beehives...
523, Avenue Guillaume Dulac – Domaine de la Tour
This is a former agricultural estate transformed into an eight-hectare park.
1.5 km exercise trail with hurdles, pull-up bars, an ab bench and parallel bars. Fountains with water sprays and jets.
Huge open-air sports area, free to access. 600 m² of sports fields, beach volleyball pitch, pétanque bowling facilities, children’s playground with an eight-meter tower and a rope bridge.
A new skate park was opened to the public in January 2018. Entry is free. Children under 12 must wear protection (minimum age eight).
Open-air amphitheater seating 600 on terraces. Performance space (concerts, theatrical shows, open-air screenings). The Parc du Domaine de la Tour is open to the public every day from 1 April to 30 September between 7 am and 9 pm, and from 1 October to 31 March between 8 am and 6 pm.
From Avenue Frédéric Mistral to the SNCF Railway Station
Following the route of a former 5km long railway line, the Voie Douce provides a landscaped path through the town. Set off to explore the neighborhoods of La Ciotat, following the development of urbanization along the railway. The stroll is a perfect opportunity to discover the Mediterranean plant life at the same time as heritage sites such as the former station and the Bastide Marin. Benches are provided so that visitors can take a break to breathe in the aromas of the plants and trees.
Chemin des Poissonniers
These gardens occupy 7,000 m2 of the town.
They provide a home for events on topics relating to the environment and the vegetation of Provence. The garden is also accessible to people with disabilities.
Les Jardins de l’Espérance
Chemin des Poissonniers – 13600 La Ciotat
Tel +33 4 42 08 01 12