Bouches-du-Rhône in Landscapes - La Ciotat, the Gentle Way

Pedestrian sports, Hiking itinerary Interdepartmental
- Departure/Arrival
- Point of interest
Circuit n° 1


From the old port to the Bastide Marin, the soft path of La Ciotat is a safe route on foot, by scooter or by bike, vegetated, laid out on an old railway line, ideal for families with children.
On the route of an old railway line, the VOIE DOUCE allows you to cross the city on a landscaped path. It is to discover the different districts of La Ciotat that you will leave, following the evolution of the urbanization around the railway line. It is a walk to stroll and discover as much the Mediterranean flora as the heritage such as the old station or the bastide marin. Benches allow the visitor to make stops to breathe in the scents of plants and trees.

- Departure from the Tourist Office. Follow boulevard Anatole France then George Clémenceau. At the end of this avenue, leave Avenue du President Wilson on your right and take the next right: Avenue Frédéric Mistral.
- The soft route is on your left at the start of Avenue Frédéric Mistral. Throughout the walk, you will discover Mediterranean vegetation that surrounds the route.
- Passage over the Pont du Vallat de Roubaud.
On the way, the old Batignolles stop - a small station dating from the time of the little Batignolles train which brought people from the station to the city.
- Safe passage to cross the D559
- Continue on Avenue Guillaume Dulac for about 300m to arrive at Bastide Marin.
- La Bastide Marin and its gardens extend over 15000m². Its illustrious owners were long-distance sailors. Knights of the Order of Malta, they traveled the Mediterranean, braving the storms, weaving commercial and friendly ties from the West to the East.
Opening period (s)All year round.
Practical information
  • Route :
    • Distance (km) : 5.6
    • Daily duration (minutes) : 90
    • Route : Aller / Itinerance
  • Levels of sporting experience :
    • Level green –very easy
  • Natures field :
    • Hard coating (tar, cement, flooring)
Office de tourisme
La Ciotat
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