Ciotaden Museum

Museum Arts and culture Local history Exhibition space History Prehistoric Maritime history
  • Musée Ciotaden
  • Musée Ciotaden
  • Musée Ciotaden
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The association Les Amis du Vieux La Ciotat, which manages this museum, has preserved the memories of the past to present them to the public.
The Friends of Old La Ciotat invite you to discover local life through more than 15,000 objects from their private collection. From the archaeology room, through the inventions of the cinematograph and Pétanque, to the economy of La Ciotadienne, traced around the Messageries Maritimes & CNC, you are offered a journey in the company of prestigious figures (poet, great navigator, etc.) who have lived through the centuries. Backed up by real-life scenes, traditional life (cultural, religious, agricultural and fishing) with its customs and traditions is transcribed in life-size.
The Ciotaden Museum, which has been awarded the "Musée de France" label, is housed in the Old Town Hall, a municipal property listed as a Historic Monument.
The Association, in partnership with the DRAC, the CD13 and the town of La Ciotat, brings these prestigious premises to life with temporary heritage-themed exhibitions, lectures, screenings and workshops.
(main entrance 1 quai Ganteaume - PRM 30 rue Adolphe Abeille)
Opening period (s)Every day throughout the year between 2 pm and 6 pm.
Closed Monday and Sunday.
Closed exceptionally on January 1st, Easter Monday, Feast of the Ascension, Whit Monday, May 1st, May 8th, July 14th, August 15th, November 1st, November 11th and December 25th.
Closed on bank holidays.
  • categories :
    • Musée de France
General information
  • Parking :
    • Parking nearby
  • Client profile :
    • Groups
  • Environments :
    • In centre of town
    • Town location
  • Tour language(s) :
    • French
    • English
  • Visits :
    • Average individual visit length (minutes) : 60
    • you can visit it
    • Average group visit length (minutes) : 90
  • Information panel language(s) :
    • French
Services, Tours, Activities and entertainment
  • Individual tour services :
    • Unguided individual tours available permanently
    • Guided individual tours on request
  • Group tour services :
    • Unguided group tours on request
    • Guided group tours on request
  • Entertainment :
    • Temporary exhibition
    • Entertainment
  • Visit :
    • Guided tours
  • Accessibility criteria for people with reduced mobility :
    • Incline >5% but reasonable
Ciotaden Museum
1 quai Ganteaume
La Ciotat
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Phone : +33 4 42 71 54 27
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  • Spoken language(s) :
    • French


Free entry for children < 12 years.
Group rate available for > 10 people.

Adult: 5€
From 12 to 18 years: 3 €
Under 12 years: free
Group (10 people or more): 3 €
Guided tour: + 3 € per person.
Musée Ciotaden
1 quai Ganteaume
La Ciotat
GPS coordinates
Latitude : 43.173642
Longitude : 5.609972