La Ciotat

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We took a few days off to get off the French coast, enjoy the sea and discover a new place. We decided to head to La Ciotat and from there visit as many Calanques (creeks) we could. I was not expecting much from this city but I was pleasantly surprised by the beauty and peaceful athmosphere of this town.

We rented an appartment on Airbnb with a great location on top of the hills right next to la chapelle de Notre Dame and on a 10 min walk from Les Calanques de Figuerolles.

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It’s always nice to walk around and get lost in the narrow streets of any villages of the south of France ..

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Calanque du Grand Mugel 

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It is not always easy to find the creeks and they are not really indicate. Les Calanque de Mugel are actually pretty easy; once you get to the larger creek you can stop there for a quick dip in the sea and or continue walking along the path to find the parc and the second creek.

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Parc du Mugel

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As I mentioned below, there is this pretty amazing park right between the two creeks. It is a fairly large free park and it offers wonderful views, a bamboo forest and other spots to enjoy the trees, flowers .. and get some shade !

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Calanque du Petit Mugel

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When you get off the park you’ll arrive straight to the small calanque.

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View Point next to our appartment

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Chapelle Notre-Dame de la Garde

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We had the chance to be right next to the spot above with a great overlook at the calanque de Figuerolle but also within a 5 minute walk from the chapelle de Notre Dame which is the best place in La Ciotat to enjoy the sunset.

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Calanque de Figuerolles

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La calanque de Figuerolle is the one we saw from the top of the view point and it’s also one of the most popular !

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