Generous Istres opens its doors on the Mediterranean (10 km), Arles and the Camargue (50 km), the Alpilles and Les Baux de Provence (35 km), Aix-en-Provence (58 km ), Marseille and the Calanques (58 km) ...
At the confluence, Camargue, Crau and the Mediterranean, nestled between hills and ponds, Istres "A City of Art" and its 43 500 inhabitants welcome you! Nothing is missing to make life pleasant Istréens and stay of those who stop in the city. Catering, accommodation provide a set where everyone can find quality services at prices that suit.
Istres has developed a sports and recreation. The municipality has also been twice elected "City of the sportiest France" in 1989 and 2000. Side competition, several clubs in the city are changing among the national elite.
The cultural aspect of the city is also its reputation: a Cultural Education Centre (CEC), with a score of facilities including a dance house, a conservatory of music, computer, a media ... Theatre de l'Olivier, well known, offers its audience a season of quality, a music cafe that offers various concerts ...
The events in the city, follow one another throughout the year: Christmas traditions like the shepherds, the feria, Midsummer Nights, but also Istres, triathlon, or the hill climb. .. In short, impossible to be bored to Istres!
Let us add flowers and green surroundings, beautiful sites, a remarkable medieval old town center with its suite of plots of the renovated facades, its archaeological museum housing the finest collection in Europe marks painted on jars and a center for contemporary art prestigious exhibitions.
Not to mention the fountain in the pond of the Olive Tree, located more than 80 meters from the edge in the handle of the Castellan, which reached a record height of 50 meters. Huge flag liquid, it embodies the ambition and the vitality of a city that respects its environment and forward looking.
The medieval old town center with its suite of plots and renovated facades.
The contemporary art at prestigious exhibition center.
The pond of the Olivier and water jet.
The Tourist Office offers guided tours throughout the year ( the historical center, the Mediterranean garden and the perimeter of the pond of Olivier... ) and thematic tours such as "visit the nativity scenes " during the Christmas time or " narrated tours." A city tour is accompanied wheelchair accessible. It is labeled Tourism and Handicap. If you visit the city freely, you can rent an audio guide " I pod" to the home of the Tourist Office.