Our most beautiful gardens

The town of La Ciotat includes many natural spaces on its territory.

Here is a selection of 5 gardens to visit during your stay.

Jardin de la Ville
  • Presentation

    This green setting in the heart of the town allows young and less young people to rest in the shade of numerous trees and shrubs. A bandstand brings to this place this country side so pleasant on summer evenings.

    Many statues referring to famous people, inventions and pages of the history of La Ciotat came to decorate this remarkable site.

  • Anecdote

    A Roman sarcophagus discovered in 1905 in rue du Grand Madier was exposed in the open air for a long time in the Jardin de la Ville before being moved to the Musée Ciotaden.

  • Did you know?

    The Jardin de la Ville was once a piece of land that served as a laundry drying room and a pasture for the cows of the Hospice Saint Jacques.

  • Identity card
    • Area: 15,000 square metres
    • Main accesses: Boulevard Jean Jaurès & Boulevard Lamartine
    • Opening times and hours: All year round. Every day from 7am to 7.30pm (until 9.30pm in July and August).
    • Free access
Parc du Domaine de la Tour
  • Presentation

    Within this entirely vegetated urban and sports park reigns an atmosphere of well-being and tranquility. The plant and landscape arrangements are reminiscent of Mediterranean flora.

    Different structures have been installed in this park: a large playground, a 1.5 km health course with jumping hurdles, pull-up bars, abdominal board and parallel bars, a fountain equipped with misters and water jets, a 450m² city-stadium, a beach volleyball court, petanque courts, a picnic area, a skate park, a street workout park, a slackline course and an open-air theatre in the form of an amphitheatre with 600 tiered seats.

  • Anecdote

    The Domaine de la Tour was once a vineyard where great wines were produced and served on the most prestigious tables, including those of the Elysée Palace.

  • Did you know?

    Sports activities such as Nordic walking, yoga, qi gong or muscle awakening are offered free of charge every Sunday morning throughout the year (except on public holidays and during the school holidays).

  • Identity card
    • Area: 8 hectares (+ 3 additional hectares in 2023)
    • Main access: 523, Avenue Guillaume Dulac
    • Opening times and hours: All year round. Monday to Sunday from 8am to 9pm.

      Free access

Bastide Marin
  • Presentation

    The gardens of the Bastide are part of a component where the human, landscape and architectural heritage finds all its dynamics.

    The Bastide Marin keeps its history, that of the men who lived there and that of the wonderful corners that surround it: the magic garden, the ethnobotanical garden, the wheat conservatory, grapevines and olive trees, the apiary….

  • Anecdote

    Its illustrious owners were long-distance sailors. The Knights of the Order of Malta sailed the Mediterranean, braving storms, weaving commercial and friendly links from the West to the East.

  • Did you know?

    This 17th century old bastide is registered as a historical monument since March 4, 2013.

  • Identity card
      • Area : 15000 m²
      • Main access : 1943 avenue Guillaume Dulac
      • Opening times : On Wednesday from 1.30pm to 5pm and Saturday from 9.30am to 12pm, from September to June. On Wednesday from 5pm to 8pm in July. Booking required in August.
      • Tel: +33 6 65 27 84 39




  • Paid admission
    • Adults and children (from 3 years old) : 2€
    • Guided tour : 5€
    • Groups (from 10 people) : 4€ / person
Eugène Mouton Square
  • Presentation

    This shaded space thanks to the presence of many pine and palm trees is very popular throughout the year.

    Pétanque lovers and children accompanied by their families are numerous to frequent this magnificent site equipped with playgrounds and boulodromes.

    Public benches allow you to sit while contemplating the exceptional view of the Bay of La Ciotat, which in 2019 joined the highly prized club of the Most Beautiful Bays in the World.

  • Anecdote

    The name of this square refers to the former mayor of La Ciotat Eugène Mouton who died in 1928.

  • Did you know?

    Eugène Mouton Square was once the Capucins quarry, whose stones were used to build the Môle Bérouard.

  • Identity card
    • Main Access: President Wilson Avenue
    • Open: All Year-round.
    • Free access