Monday, January 13, 2014

La Ciotat France.


Last year of 2012 my husband got an offer by his company to be relocated to other Research and development branch in France as part of the company's program for developing personnel's knowledge in different product solutions. When my husband inform of this good news I was very happy for this is an opportunity for us to experienced a different environment, culture and perspective. Honestly, I was actually praying for a different environment and gladly God granted, I'm very grateful.

La Ciotat is a Provence region in southern France and it is a part of the metropolitan area of Marseilles Provence which located in the east of Marseilles. When we arrived we stayed in a hotel named Park and suites temporarily while we are finding an apartment unit for us to stay. Luckily within 2 weeks we got our own apartment which is located at the center of the town where the market, shopping stores and cinema is just a walk by. The Cinema Lumiere, was one of the oldest cinema in the history and was actually built by Lumiere brothers Auguste and Luis Nicolas the earliest filmmaker in the history of movie industry.












La Ciotat is just a small town and a very peaceful quite place, it's perfect choice to live in for people who digs relaxing environment. Every Tuesday and Sunday the town organized a "market market" and this is just outside of our apartment unit. Different items are being sell in this market market like clothing wares, accessories, kitchen wares, households items, fruits and vegetables, etc.




French people loves the famous spanish food "Paella", it cost around 8 euro una la partie (8 euro per 1 part). Paella is a catalan word which derives from the old french word paella it means pan, which in turn comes from the latin word patella for pan as well.




The Traditional Chocolate

and the Famous Macarons



La Ciotat as I mentioned it's just a small town where french people here just live a simple life with there family. We are enjoying the place although there is a challenge for us because most french people here doesn't know to speak english and its very difficult for us to communicate. Currently we are on process on learning the french language and can speak a basic french language hopefully before we go back to Philippines we able to communicate with french language.



41 comments:

  1. I think it's also nice to stay in a small town as it's a bit more intimate with people mostly knowing each other.

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    1. yes actually i love laciotat compare to paris.. :)

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    2. I've tried Paris and the place is just majestic but I guess for a home town, La Ciotat would be much better place since it's less congested.

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  2. The place looks dreamy! I think I will be tempted to live there too.
    I used to read French dictionary before with my best friend because we're both dreaming to go to France someday so I know a few words and phrases. Since you will be living there for a while I think you learn easily.

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    1. yes the place is really relaxing really loves it.. im taking a french language here hopefully i will learn more soon! Merci..

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  3. Wow! Dreaming of going to Paris when I was a child but this post makes me want to explore not only the cities but also the small towns!

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    1. i love laciotat compare to paris dear.. paris has a lot of beggar and manloloko as in.. i just love their tourist spots.

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  4. I'd like to try their macaroons as it seems really delicious.

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  5. Moving to France is a dream I share with my Mom and sister.. or even just visiting! That is a really great opportunity for you and your family. La ciotat is a lovely town indeed!

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  6. I'm putting this in my list of traveling around the world :D

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  7. Wow such a lovely place. You're so lucky that you're in France with your family.

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  8. What a wonderful opportunity for your family to visit France. I enjoyed looking at your photos especially the nice scenery. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. The place looks beautiful, would love to be there someday only that i can't speak french either. Hope you had a good time there..

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  10. Hi grace yes the place is really beautiful , me and my family cant even speak french but we have our french lesson so hard to communicate with them they dont speak English. Thanks for visiting

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  11. Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it... It's a nice place, i love french, although my french lesson didn't turn out as i planned.

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    1. i agree with that john thanks for visiting :)

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  12. Lucky you, Beutiful place over there.

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  13. I don't if it's possible for me to join you,are in hevean

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  14. French! I wish I can afford to be there now, at least I understand some bit of the language, it won't be hard for me to get use to the language.

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    1. french language is very hard for me to learn but now im happy i could understand some and speak thanks :)

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  15. it seems nice, bt i don't think i'll like leaving in a town where i cannot communicate with ease.....gonna add it to my "gonna get to" list...

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    1. Yes it's not nice when you don't know how to speak their language .. But if you're willing to learn it's not posible

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  16. omg the place looks stunning!!! :) looks so romantic and a lot of fun <3 ohhhhhhh macaroons are loved <3

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    1. Yes the place are very beautiful fear and romantic that's why every afternoon where I'n sea side with my hubby

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  17. Rally amazing place and very nice pictures,awesome.

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  18. You guys are so blessed to experience being in another country and culture.

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  19. Such a lovely place - it's peaceful and I think in this time and age - that is what matters. :)

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  20. Can I visit that town? hahahah those earrings are nice!! and paella! and macarons! oh my!! that town is to die for! haha

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  21. France is know to be one of those country with great food and wine! Look at those paella and macarons!

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  22. How much was the expense going there if you don't mind me asking? :))

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  23. Seems like a great place. I want to go to France some day. Maybe when that time comes, I'll add this place to my itinerary, just to enjoy living a simple life in a foreign place.

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  24. I'm pretty sure I already commented, but it doesn't show here. Anyway, I love your place. If I were to choose, I think I'd prefer the provinces as well. They gorg and life is laid back! :)

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  25. Wow, France! I wish I could also visit that place someday. How I wish! Haha. It's a blessing in disguise that your husband needs to relocate there, since you also get to experience a new place! :)

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  26. I have always adored France since I was still a kid. I hope someday I'd be granted a visa to go there. <3

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