Fos-sur-Mer

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TownFos-sur-Mer
Insee code13039
Postcode13270
Latitude43.4378820
Longitude4.9457110
AltitudeFrom 0 to 39 meters
Surface92.31 km²
Population15815 inhabitants
Density171 inhabitants/km²

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National labelsPort-de-Bouc at 4.9 km
Chief townMarseille (at 51 km, 38 min)Saint-Mitre-les-Remparts at 5.7 km
DepartmentBouches-du-RhôneIstres at 9 km
RegionProvence-Alpes-Côte d'AzurSearch another town

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TOWN PRESENTATION

  • Location: Fos-sur-Mer is located 50 km from Marseille on the Mediterranean coast, at the bottom of a gulf to which it gave its name. It is also located at the southern end of the plain of La Crau. To the west of the city is the Parc Naturel Régional de Camargue.
  • History / Heritage: The town was occupied in antiquity by the Romans, has a rich heritage. With Hauture, a medieval fortress which, from its 32 m high, overlooks the old center, or the church of Saint-Sauveur and Romanesque architecture dating from the 10th century. In the 60's, Fos-sur-Mer was a small village living from fishing and agriculture. The city, its location, is subsequently become the largest industrial port complex in Southern Europe.
  • Environment: The territory of Fos-sur-Mer is composed of many natural areas: lake of the Stomach, saline marsh plain of the Crau hosting an exceptional flora and fauna with over 250 species of birds. The municipality has the European Blue Flag beaches and ports, which represents a guarantee of quality of bathing water and a set of equipment and services for all.
  • Tourism: With its 6 km of natural beaches, Fos-sur-Mer allows the whole family to enjoy activities: swimming, sailing, fishing, diving baptism. In summer, usability is also in the spotlight through the many festivities organized by the city.

SIGHTSEEING

  • La Grande Plage.
  • The range of Cavaou.
  • The marina Saint-Gervais.
  • The pond of the Stomach and salt.
  • The historical center and the Village Museum (models figurines).
  • The Hauture and the church Saint-Sauveur, historical monument.
  • The Tourist Office offers hiking trails to discover the natural site of Fos-sur-Mer.
Detailed information
TransportTrain station of Fos-sur-Mer
Information pointsTourist Office of Fos-sur-Mer
Leisure centresBeach Saint-Gervais,   Beach of the Cavaou,   Beach of the Phare,   Big Beach of Fos sur Mer,   Marina Saint Gervais
MonumentsLighthouse of Saint Gervais
Performance hallsCultural Centre Marcel Pagnol,   Stadium Parsemain,   Theatre of Fos-sur-Mer
Natural sitesPond of Engrenier,   Pond of the Caban,   Pond of the Estomac,   Pond of the Roque

EVENTS AND CELEBRATIONS

  • Fos-sur-Mer Market is held every Saturday morning on the marketplace.
  • The sea urchins: the beginning of March.
  • Businesses Fos Challenge: Sailing Regatta: May.
  • The Festival of La Crau: the fourth Sunday in May.
  • The holiday votive: July 14 and August 15.
  • Treats and night market: in July-August.
  • The Fun Fair: July-August.
  • Free concerts in the city or harbor: in July-August.
  • The bullfights: abrivado, bandido, toro-pool.
  • The Chromatic Fos, festival of color: in July.
  • The Giant Barbecue: August.
  • Medieval Festival in September.
  • Christmas on ice.
  • And all the annual events that animate the city (Neighbours' Day, the Music Festival ...).

ATTRACTIONS, LEISURES AND ACTIVITES AROUND

  • From Fos-sur-Mer, discover ...
  • Large cities: Marseille, Aix-en-Provence, Salon-de-Provence, Arles, Avignon ...
  • Natural sites: the Camargue, the Alpilles, the Blue Coast, the Calanques ...
  • Typical villages: Les Baux de Provence, Saint-Remy de Provence, Grans ...
  • You can also make beautiful boat trips from Fos: excursion in the Camargue and the Blue Coast (Cassis, Carry-le-Rouet), cruise on the canals of Martigues and the Bay of Saint-Chamas.

PHOTOS

The HautureThe Hauture
 
The HautureThe Hauture
La Grande PlageLa Grande Plage
 
The pond of the StomachThe pond of the Stomach
Stomach The PondStomach The Pond
 
The flamingos in the saltThe flamingos in the salt
PortPort
 
Race CamargueRace Camargue
AbrivadoAbrivado
  

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WEATHER

Sunday 20 April
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Min. 3°C - Max. 10°C
Monday 21 April
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Min. 7°C - Max. 13°C
Tuesday 22 April
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RESTAURANTS

 
French cuisine restaurantÔ Port  
9
Port-de-Bouc
At the heart of the charming town of Port de Bouc, which embraces the sea, you can go enjoy the restaurant Ô Port. You settle into a modern, in shades of red. The atmosphere is cozy...
Located 4.8 km from Fos-sur-Mer20 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantLa Table de Sébastien  
8.2
Istres
PROVENCE - It's Istres, under the Mediterranean sun that Sebastian put his suitcase a few years ago. After classes in large houses, alongside Thierry Marx Senderens, Sébastien Provençal...
Located 8.9 km from Fos-sur-Mer28 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantCampanile Marseille Martigues  
4.3
Martigues
Welcome to Campanile Restaurant Martigues, located in the Marseilles area! The hotel welcomes you in a contemporary lines and warm, with its simple and modern furniture, as well as...
Located 9.1 km from Fos-sur-Mer22 € per person 

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BED & BREAKFASTS

 
Ground floor with 2 bedroomsChambre d'hotes en provence bord de mer     NEW
Carry-le-Rouet
Comprenent 40 m² 2 bedrooms for 4 persons, 1 shower room, 1 wc, : the first bedroom for 2 people with meal preparation area for breakfast or light meal with refrigerator, microwave,...
Located 20 km from Fos-sur-Mer60 € the double room 
House with 2 bedroomsChez marie    
9.5
Rognac
Individual leases in quiet subdivision: air-conditioned rooms - bedding elect 160 - TV, WiFi, mini-fridge. 25 km Aix en Provence, Marseille, 5 mins from Marseille Airport, 10 minutes...
Located 24 km from Fos-sur-Mer45 € the double room 
House with 3 bedroomsLa Laure  
Saint-Martin-de-Crau
In the heart of Provence, south of the Alpilles, near the Camargue and the Crau, La Laure, family home of the late eighteenth century, will open its doors. Past the main gate, one alley...
Located 25 km from Fos-sur-MerFrom 70 € to 90 € the double room 

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VACATION RENTALS

 
Apartment for 8 personsHaut de villa les pieds dans l'eau   NEW
Saint-Mitre-les-Remparts
Come enjoy your vacation in an apartment (top villa) comfortable, bright, spacious, air conditioned sleeps 8, 3 bedrooms, kitchen, large balcony, terrace, feet in the water, breathtaking...
Located 7.2 km from Fos-sur-MerFrom 500 € to 890 € per week 
Apartment for 4 personsLe6loliveraie  
9.4
Martigues
2 rooms (35m²) with private terrace without promiscuity in a gated community. The apartment is spacious, bright and quiet ready downtown called 'the Venice of Provence' all amenities...
Located 9.3 km from Fos-sur-MerFrom 390 € to 590 € per week 
Apartment for 6 personsLa Côte Plage - Istres en Provence  
9.2
Istres
At the edge of Istres, in the heart of Provence in nature, discover the area 'La Côte Beach. This charming residence, with 4 cottages located directly on the shore north of the Etang...
Located 12.2 km from Fos-sur-MerFrom 630 € to 1010 € per week 

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CAMPSITES

 
116 places over 2 haCamping Pascalounet  
Martigues
Family and friendly campsite located 100 m long from sandy beaches (direct access) - Mobile homes and bungalow for rent, some with sea-view - Camping, caravanning and camping car.
Located 15.1 km from Fos-sur-MerFrom 20 € to 30 € per day 
100 places over 3 haLa chapelette    
9.1
Saint-Martin-de-Crau
Camping Family shaded the very heart of Provence - rentals mobile home - pool - playground - bowls - ping pong - lively evening - snack bar.
Located 26 km from Fos-sur-MerFrom 16 € to 20 € per day 

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HOTELS

Hôtel Ariane - Hotel in Fos-sur-MerHôtel Ariane     
7.2
Fos-sur-Mer
The hotel is situated on the banks of L’Étang de l’Estomac (pond), in peaceful surroundings near the Camargue and Provence regions. Hôtel Ariane features 72 quiet and spacious rooms,...
Located in Fos-sur-MerRoom from 55 €
Allotel - Hotel in Fos-sur-MerAllotel     
7.8
Fos-sur-Mer
This hotel is situated in the centre of Fos-sur-Mer, 3 km from the beach and a 30-minute drive from Marseille. Allotel is an eco-friendly hotel offering comfort rooms, villas and apartments,...
Located in Fos-sur-MerRoom from 44 €
Hotel Azur - Hotel in Fos-sur-MerHotel Azur     
8
Fos-sur-Mer
This provencal-style hotel offers air-conditioned rooms just 200 metres from Fos-sur-mer city centre and 500 metres from the beach, La Grande Plage. Daily breakfast can be enjoyed on...
Located in Fos-sur-MerRoom from 44 €

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Radisson Blu Hotel Marseille Vieux Port
Located in the city centre and opposite the Vieux Port, this 4-star hotel offers an outdoor swimming pool overlooking Fort Saint-Nicholas. It features...
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