La Ciotat

by Bert Schwarz

Along the coast La Ciotat and the Mediterranean are more than 20 km like an old married couple.

La Ciotat

Story, Camera, Editor : Bert Schwarz

© travel-magazine TV 2011

Stories from
Provençe and Côte d'Azur
Aix-en-Provençe
A handful of Parisian elegance deep in Provençe.
Antibes
Antibes has conquered the hearts of so many artists. So has ours.
Cassis
Poets raved about Cassis's small harbour and he was a favourite motif for painters.
Grasse
A few minutes by car from the Côte d'Azur lies Grasse, the city of perfumers.
La Ciotat
La Ciotat and the Mediterranean Sea are more than 20 km like an old couple.
La Colle-sur-Loup
on a short walk with potential.
Le Castellet
This is all about the things that make life more beautiful.
Les Calanques
The rocky cliffs are occasionally interrupted by small, idyllic beaches.
Marseille
For many years Marseille was the black sheep on the Provençal coast.
Mouans-Sartoux
It used to be a village with olive trees, flower and jasmine fields for the perfume industry in Grasse.
Mougins
is a real insider's tip, a gem that really deserves attention.
Sanary-sur-Mer
Sanary has been an insider tip in Provençe for over 100 years.
St. Paul de Vence
an artists' village?
Toulon
If you're looking for bling-bling, you're wrong here.

In the west there are the Calanques with the highest cliffs of Europe and their summit of the 394 m high Cap Canaille. To the east there is the Gulf of Amour with its fine sandy beach and many jetties.

The city itself is blessed with many cafes and restaurants and we stumbled across a street festival that was organized with a lot of love and commitment.

Among all these people we met two ladies who told us something about the oldest cinema in the world, the "Eden Theater". Here the Lumière's brothers showed their first movie: «Entrée d'un train en gare de la Ciotat» . Of course this movie was also shot in Ciotat.