La Ciotat Birthplace of the cinema and of the game of petanque, a thriving town half-way between Marseille and Toulon. Easily accessible by road, rail and by sea, a fantastic place to base a visit to the area. Great for beaches, walking, sightseeing, touring. Best source of information is the mairie's website http//:www.laciotat.com or the office du tourisme
Marseille has the capital of European Culture for 2013 and La Ciotat is hosting several events.
You can fly into either Marseilles or Nice from most major European and Intercontinental Destinations, including the US. Popular with budget (easyJet) and full service airlines (British Airways, KLM etc)
Toulon-Hyéres Airport also operates domestic flights and short haul European and African routes. Popular with some Budget airlines.
Avignon Airport is also popular, especially with budget airlines.
Montpelier Airport is also an option
A wide variety of both exotic but unusual foods: for example, frogs legs and snails are two well known delicacies of the region!