La Ciotat lies between Toulon and Marseille, surrounded by remarkable natural riches such as the garrigue scrubland and a stunning, rocky coastline indented with creeks,
La Ciotat is a city of light, the birthplace of cinema, and also a symbol of exemplary economic renewal with its naval shipyard and the Athélia business parks, which make the town one of the major economic hubs east of the Rhône delta.
Head for Marseille’s eastern and southern districts! La Capelette is a big hit for the inhabitants of Marseille. This has much to do with the new Parc du 26e Centenaire and the apartments being built.
Do you like wide avenues? Choose the Prado district. The beach is 2 km away.
Do you dream of a house with a garden? Then opt for La Valentine, where quality housing developments have gone up.
You can live near your workplace in La Ciotat, a resort town facing the sea with its rocky inlets (the Calanques), beaches and seafront promenade, ideal for walking and cycling.
La Ciotat is a dynamic town too, with its naval shipyard, business parks, casino, discotheques and a rich cultural life.
Do you prefer
Opt for Gémenos or Aubagne. Apartments, ‘country chic’ Provencal farmhouses at the foot of the Garlaban hills, housing developments: there is a wide range of housing on offer.
At weekends you can stroll through the local producers’ market in Aubagne. Looking for culture? The Comoedia theatre in Aubagne puts on an eclectic programme all year round. And in summer, the open-air theatre at Gémenos plays host to every type of live performance.
Motorway access: La Ciotat is located 37 km from Marseille and 46 km from Aix-en-Provence. The town is served by the A50 motorway and the D559 departmental road.
Public transportation: TER railway from Marseille, Aubagne and Toulon Cartreize bus network: Route 69 from Marseille via Aubagne Route 72 from Aix-en-Provence via Aubagne Ciotabus from La Ciotat town centre.
1 bedroom apt.
2 bedroom apt.
La Capelette (Marseille 10th)
€500-750 incl. fees
€720-920 incl. fees
€890-1,100 incl. fees
€600-820 incl. fees
€690-780 incl. fees
€900-1,200 incl. fees
€580-700 incl. fees
€690-780 incl. fees
€900-1,200 incl. fees
Rental rates and prices are not contractual and are provided as a guide only.
A few purchase prices
One-bedroom property in the new eco-district west of Aubagne: From €139,000
Two-bedroom property in La Capelette, a stone’s throw from the Parc du 26e Centenaire: From €176,000
Three-bedroom house in a residential district of La Ciotat: From €341,500
La Ciotat’s public-private health cluster combines the services of two establishments on one site to provide multi-purpose, shared technical facilities.
Aubagne and Marseille hospitals are nearby. Marseille is France’s second biggest health area, offering some of the best health services in the country. ‘Marseille has always had great doctors’.
Nursery to high school
25 daycare centers including 2 establishments in the Athélia zone
79 elementary schools
17 middle schools
17 high schools
Among the cities of Aubagne, Gémenos, La Ciotat and Marseille (South and East districts).
International programmes, with some classes taught in foreign languages, have been opened in several middle and high schools in Aix-en-Provence (German and English), Marseilles (German, English, Arabic, Spanish and Italian) and Pennes Mirabeau (English).
AMU (Aix-Marseille University): the largest university in the French-speaking world
Wide-ranging and multidisciplinary education options that encompass all disciplines: The arts, humanities and social sciences, Economics and management, Health care, Sciences and technology, Law
A university with a global outlook: 45 degrees through international partnership arrangements and 10 Erasmus Mundus programs.
IAE Aix (Aix Marseille Graduate School of Management) ranked among the 30 best schools of management in the world
Elite higher education institutions: Arts & Métiers ParisTech (Aix-en-Provence), Centrale (Marseille), Ecole Nationale d’Architecture (National School of Architecture, Marseille), Kedge Business School (Marseille), Polytech (Marseille), Mines St Etienne-ISMIN (Gardanne), Sciences Po (Aix-en-Provence)…
5 large campuses
12 post-graduate schools
2013 Shanghai ranking: AMU among the 150 best universities in the world (out of 500) and within the 4-6 range for French universities.