We aim to make every stay with us as successful as possible and we know that a fulfilling free time makes those long days onboard feel much more worthwhile. To help guide you through the plethora of fantastic local events and experiences our in-house concierge service can assist you in making the most of your time in France, from organising any excursion or simply helping you with the local language.

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Crew Events

Compositeworks regularly organise events and parties for the crew and vessel’s team with Halloween being one of the most popular.

Crew Lounge

A space dedicated to crew members staying at Compositeworks with games consoles, Sky TV, live broadcast sports events, the latest yachting magazines…


Our crew gym in La Ciotat offers the latest cardio machines and weight training equipment as well as changing rooms and showers.

Offices & Storage

For some quiet work time away from the noise onboard, we can provide crew offices and meeting rooms with unlimited access to high-speed Internet.

Crew Training

Crew training is provided in conjunction with professional yachting organisations at various times during the year. As well as the more standard training offerings, recent sessions included ropes & rigging, on-trend dining and noise reduction.

Restaurants & Bar

Both La Ciotat and La Rochelle benefit from a huge variety of restaurants from traditional French and Italian cuisine to more exotic Asian & oriental. Both towns also have several English pubs and live music venues which are particularly popular with crew.

Art & Culture

La Ciotat is home to the world’s first cinema where the public can enjoy an original line-up of French and international films, as does la Rochelle with its very own annual International Film festival. But for those on the look out for a more intense culture immersion, visit Marseille (France’s 2nd largest city just 20 minutes away), Aix en Provence or Avignon and the numerous exhibitions, theatre, concerts, football matches etc. they hold there.

Health & Beauty

For some well earned pampering! Massage, spa, hairdressing, acupuncture, nailcare all offered on site in order to make the most of your team and remove the need for trial and error with self bookings.

Sports & Activities

You name it, we’ve got it! Just about every sport and activity known to man is close to hand. To name a few; climbing, yoga & pilates, bowling, go-karting & car racing (Formula 1 will be in Le Castellet near La Ciotat in 2018!), paintball, kayaking, mountain biking, cycling, tennis, golf, swimming, amusement parks, water parks, tree walks, bungee jumping, skydiving, hiking, scuba diving, skiing, surfing, dinghy sailing, fishing, cliff diving, (Red Bull World Series in La Rochelle), rugby playing or watching (Toulon Rugby club, 3 times European champions is a 20 minute drive away).


Although very different in style, La Ciotat and La Rochelle have equally stunning wild beaches and creeks within a stone’s throw of the shipyards. The surrounding area is home to some of France’s most beautiful beaches and natural reserves. Ask Compositeworks staff for some of their best kept secrets…

Historic Villages & Vineyards

Provence is best known for its Rosé but has made huge progress across all colours in recent years. However, most will find the best France has to offer when it comes to wine in the Bordeaux and Cognac regions close to la Rochelle. Most vineyards are open for free tastings and are generally within a 15 minute drive, but perhaps it’s better to ask the CW concierge to arrange a driver!


Compositeworks’ team members are passionate about sports, particularly skiing, cycling and rugby. Therefore we regularly organise trips to watch Toulon (3 times European champions) just 20 minutes away and challenging cycling tours. Our annual Mont-Ventoux weekend of wine and wheels for example is fast becoming a very popular fixture. We are looking forward to organising an exciting trip to see the Formula 1 in Le Castellet in 2018 and much more.

Useful Links

La Ciotat tourist office:

La Rochelle tourist office:

Marseille tourist office:

Crew time off:

Yacht Needs app:

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