La Ciotat Shipyards benefits both from its geographical position and its unique setting. The natural beauty of the site, its proximity to both major transport hubs and leisure opportunities, as well its location in the heart of the golden triangle of yachting, makes it an ideal destination for crews.

La Ciotat Shipyards, au cœur du triangle d’or du yachting

Located near St Tropez (53 miles), Antibes and Monaco, La Ciotat Shipyards is strategically placed in the acknowledged global centre of luxury yachting, where many of the world’s finest yachts are based.

À l’Est

To the East of La Ciotat Shipyards lies the French Riviera, the Italian Riviera (Portofino) and Sardinia (Porto Cervo), which together form the famous golden triangle of luxury yachting. This area hosts the majority of the yachts, superyachts and megayachts that are present in the Mediterranean.

À l’Ouest

Located 12 kms from La Ciotat, the village of Cassis benefits from a breathtaking natural setting. Dominated by Le Cap Canaille, a 394-metre cliff, the village and its typical small harbour are surrounded by vineyards. However, Cassis is also and above all the gateway to the famous inlets that extend over 20kms to Marseille.

It is estimated that two thirds of all yachts over 24 metres in length sail in the Mediterranean and that more than half have their home port in Europe.

This proximity, combined with the breadth and variety of expertise present in the shipyard, makes La Ciotat Shipyards the ideal site to undertake the refits of superyachts and megayachts.

Prime location for crews of Superyachts

For a day, a month or longer, La Ciotat offers an ideal quality of life for the crews of yachts and Megayachts!

Accommodations in La Ciotat

Ranging from typical small apartments in the city center to the luxury villas by the sea or on the hills, you are offered a wide choice of accommodations close to the yachts for crews of Superyachts and Megayachts.

Many companies located on the site or in the city can assist you in finding your next home port.

A daily life full of activities

With almost 40 000 inhabitants, the city of La Ciotat has many assets to offer an enjoyable and convenient lifestyle with a real human dimension:

  • Advanced sports and recreational equipment: stadiums, municipal swimming pools, tennis club, golf courses, sailing, diving or kayaking clubs …
  • Shops and restaurants: in the city center or within the 10 000 m2 of “La Ciotat Park”, the new shopping center located in the “Ancre Marine” complex.

With its maritime and industrial legacy, the city is proud of its shipyard. Everybody in town takes good care of the ships’ crews, from the Mayor to the baker.

Fun outings

La Ciotat offers numerous fun places to go out at night. Many lounge bars, pubs, casinos, night-clubs by the sea … You will share good times with locals or other crew members on stopovers from all around the world!

A unique location

La Ciotat is world renowned for its beautiful “calanques” accessible on foot or by boat (Figuerolles, Mugel, Ile Verte …). These small secret coves along the coastline are just waiting to be discovered. Take a beautiful ride on the “Route des Crêtes”, a 12 km scenic road with breathtaking panoramic views connecting La Ciotat and Cassis.

Great access to ski resorts,
big cities and French Riviera!

Everything is possible while in La Ciotat: spending the day in Marseilles, the second largest city in France (30 kms), wandering the narrow streets of Cassis (12km) and St Tropez (100 km) or even … going skiing since no less than 10 ski resorts are accessible by car in 2h30!

to the seaside resort of Cassis

Located 12 km from La Ciotat, the village of Cassis offers a stunning natural environment. Dominated by “Cap Canaille”, a 394 m high cliff, the village and its typical small harbor are surrounded by vineyards. But Cassis is mainly known for its famous “calanques”, a serie of coves spread over 20kms all the way to Marseilles.

A transportation network: by air, land, sea

Traveling from La Ciotat is extremely easy. The city has an extensive transportation network:

Marseille Provence Airport

8.3 million passengers each year, more than 100 direct destinations, and an ongoing development project.

Le Castellet Airport

An international airport specialized in business aviation for jets and helicopters, limousine service…

Maritime ports of Marseille and Toulon

Daily connections to Corsica, the Balearic Islands, Sardinia …

The TGV lines (High Speed Train)

From Marseille, travel all over France, but also to Spain (Barcelona, Madrid …) and Italy.