Ceyreste

The Bouches du Rhone Departement - Pop.: 4,472 inh.

puce Between Cassis (15 km) and Saint-Cyr (18 km) and 5 km north of La Ciotat.

Reaching Ceyreste


Situated on the border between Var et des Bouches du Rhone, just a few kilometres from the sea, Ceyreste is a picturesque village which was established during the barbarian invasions by the people of La Ciotat who came here in search of refuge inland.



Ceyreste, romanesque fountain and cabarotte

Ceyreste has preserved part of its surrounding walls and the fortified gates, as well as several 17th-century houses which give the village a great deal of charm.

As you stroll along the little lanes, you can admire the unusual “cabarottes”, covered passages which span the shady, winding streets.


Ceyreste, church

Don’t miss the Romanesque fountain, in front of which there is a heavy stone trough - formerly the church font.

The church dates from the Middle Ages and is listed as a historic monument. It is fortified and in the choir there is a lovely copy of the Raphael Transfiguration.


Ceyreste, little square



Finally, don’t forget that Ceyreste is very close to the sea and the famous calanques (deep narrow creeks) of Cassis as well as the beaches of Saint Cyr and Bandol.




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puce What to see:

Fortified mediaeval church.
Little streets and covered lanes.

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puce Leisure activities:

Market on Friday mornings (Place de la Mairie).
Walking. Riding centre. Tennis. Summer events
1st weekend in February:
Festival of Saint Blaise (street festival, cavalcades, cart processions...).

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puce Accommodation:


Holiday rentals.
Campsite.

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puce Neighbouring towns and villages:

La Ciotat (7 km), Saint Cyr (11 km), Cassis (13 km) and Bandol (18 km).

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