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La Ciotat has a rich historical past and is famed for being the location where the Lumiere brothers filmed the first motion picture ever - a train entering La Ciotat station.  The Eden Theatre where the film was first shown with much excitement in 1895 still exists today.

La Ciotat was also the birthplace of 'la Petanque' a slight variation on 'Boules' which has been popular in Provence ever since 1907.  However, it's probably not the game of 'Petanque' that entices the visitor to La Ciotat but rather its sandy beaches and marina around La Ciotat-Plage.  The backdrop of the fabulous Calanques (the highest cliffs in Europe) will also not fail to impress.

There are simply bucketfuls of good restaurants and cafes surrounding the picturesque fishing port with its distinctive 17th century houses and don't forget to walk off lunch or dinner in the Mugel Park with its vast array of Mediterranean flora and fauna.
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Musee Ciotaden
51 rue des Poilus, La Ciotat 13600
La Ciotat's musuem is dedicated to its shipping industry and rich past
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Mid Jun-Sept 4-7pm, Sep-Jun 3-6pm, Closed Tue | Tel: +33 (0)4 42 71 40 99