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Martigues - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Bouches-du-Rhône

Located along the Etang de Berre, Martigues is divided into three districts, formerly small villages that are Jonquière, Ferrière and the district of the island called the Little Venice of Provence.

Central cores to get to Marseille (40 km), Aix-en-Provence (46 km), Arles (53 km) and Avignon (90 km), also known as the Provençal Venice with its canals, Martigues is a tourist town with its festival world folklore, its museum, its games and its beaches the Blue Coast.

Once fishing town, tourist and industrial city today, was able to convert Martigues by offering summer activities original and varied: Venetian festivities with fireworks, jazz, big game fishing.

On the town of Martigues, the picturesque fishing villages, Carro, Crown, you can enjoy moments of relaxation at the seaside or in the many small restaurants. Between the two lies the plain of St. Julien, plain agricultural and wine you can taste the famous little pink in the wine cellar.

You can sample many dishes based on fish, bouillabaisse, bouillabaisse.

Geographical information

Tourism labels
Latitude43.4048110 (N 43° 24’ 17”)
Longitude5.0537280 (E 5° 3’ 13”)
Surface area71.44 km²
Population48266 inhabitants
Density675 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureMarseille (40 km, 32 min)
Insee code13056
IntercommunalityCA du Pays de Martigues

Nearest cities & towns

Port-de-Bouc7.3 km (14 min)
Saint-Mitre-les-Remparts7.4 km (13 min)
Châteauneuf-les-Martigues11.2 km (18 min)
La Couronne12.2 km (18 min)
Sausset-les-Pins13.9 km (20 min)
Fos-sur-Mer14.2 km (18 min)
Istres15.9 km (20 min)
Ensuès-la-Redonne17.4 km (18 min)
Gignac-la-Nerthe17.7 km (19 min)
Marignane19.7 km (23 min)
Le Rove21 km (21 min)
Carry-le-Rouet22 km (20 min)
Saint-Victoret23 km (24 min)

Things to see and do

Martigues, Gallo-Roman vestiges of this time in several places in the city and surrounding areas.

The fort of Bouc: getting there, a boat shuttle takes you there.

The park Figuerolles is a place of relaxation, but also sports. You'll find all levels of mountain bike trails, pony rides for kids, a train journey to the edge of the pond, various walking routes, all levels of tree climbing, a petting zoo, etc..

The sandy beaches of the Crown and of the Holy Cross on the Blue Coast, 20 minutes by car or bus. You can also practice water sports: windsurfing, boating, sailing, surfing. Carro site is world famous for its surfing.

Since Our Lady of the Sea, you will have a panoramic view and a 360 ° view on Martigues, but also throughout the Berre lake and its surroundings, you'll even see the Sainte-Victoire!

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres
Natural sites
Performance halls

Events and festivities

Every Wednesday evening in July and August, the streets of artisans in Jonquière.

Feast of St Peter in late June.

Venetian festival in July.

World Folklore Festival in July.

Deep sea fishing in August.


View Martigues
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The Etang de Berre at Martigues
The Etang de Berre at Martigues
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View Martigues
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Martigues flowers
Martigues flowers
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Three boats symbolizing the three districts Martigues
Three boats symbolizing the three districts Martigues
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Tuesday 6 december
Min. 13°C - Max. 13°C
Wednesday 7 december
Min. 14°C - Max. 14°C
Thursday 8 december
Min. 13°C - Max. 13°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Mucem: Skip-the-Line Ticket
Culture and education13 € Marseille (28 km)
The Landmarks of Marseilles from a Convertible Mini – 1 hour
Entertainment35 € Marseille (28 km)
Segway Tour: The Old Neighbourhoods of Marseilles
Entertainment15 € Marseille (28 km)
Grand Tour of Marseilles by Segway – 2-hours
Culture and education30 € Marseille (28 km)
Discover Marseilles by Segway – 90-minute tour
Entertainment25 € Marseille (28 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
tour of the historic mining center
HikeEasy4h20Gréasque (39 km)
Route des Crêtes clifftop road and Cap Canaille
Car itineraryEasy1h30Cassis (44 km)
Courrejho (the courrée)
HikeEasy1h00Ménerbes (49 km)
Source of the Boulon, Baude Rocks
HikeIntermediate3h00Robion (49 km)
Robion - Maubec
HikeIntermediate3h00Robion (49 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals