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TownMartiguesPort-de-Bouc at 5.5 km
Insee code13056Saint-Mitre-les-Remparts at 6.1 km
Postcode13500La Couronne at 7.8 km
Latitude43.4048110Sausset-les-Pins at 9.3 km
Longitude5.0537280Châteauneuf-les-Martigues at 9.3 km
AltitudeFrom 0 to 187 metersFos-sur-Mer at 9.5 km
Surface71.44 km²Carry-le-Rouet at 11.4 km
Population48295 inhabitantsBerre-l'Étang at 12.1 km
Density676 inhabitants/km²Istres at 13.1 km
National labelsEnsuès-la-Redonne at 13.3 km
Chief townMarseille (at 40 km, 32 min)Marignane at 13.4 km
DepartmentBouches-du-RhôneGignac-la-Nerthe at 14.6 km
RegionProvence-Alpes-Côte d'AzurSearch another town


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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.


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!

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TransportTrain station of Croix-Sainte,   Train station of La Couronne-Carro,   Train station of Martigues
Information pointsTourist Office of Martigues
Leisure centresBeach of Bonnieu,   Beach of Carro,   Beach of La Couronne Vieille,   Beach of Sainte Croix,   Beach of the Laurons,   Beach of the Verdon,   Marina Martigues Saint- Anne,   Marina of Martigues,   Marina of the Club Nautique,   Museum Ziem de Martigues
MonumentsChurch Sainte-Madeleine-de-l'Île,   Lighthouse of Cap Couronne,   Lighthouse of the Fort de Bouc
Performance hallsHalle de Martigues,   Stadium Francis-Turcan
Natural sitesCape Couronne,   Headland Boucanet,   Headland Castagnole,   Headland Donnelle,   Headland Mauvais-Pays,   Headland Noire,   Headland Roquetaillade,   Headland of Bonnieu,   Headland of Canal-Vieil,   Headland of Carro,   Island Aragnon,   Pond of Caronte


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.


Leisure activities
NameType of activityPriceTown
Yacht hire, an exceptional experienceEntertainmentFrom 1500 € to 4200 €Marseille (28 km)
Tour de Marseille electric bikeEntertainmentFrom 39 € to 99 €Marseille (28 km)

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Min. 12°C - Max. 16°C
Thursday 24 April
Min. 13°C - Max. 16°C
Friday 25 April
Min. 14°C - Max. 14°C


French cuisine restaurantCampanile Marseille 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 in Martigues22 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantÔ Port  
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 5.6 km from Martigues20 € per person 
Mediterranean restaurantParadou  
And tranquility - Splendid view over the sea and harbor Sausset-les-Pins, patio and terrace on top for lounging, dream pool and windows to lose nothing of the show at the hotel-restaurant...
Located 9.2 km from Martigues26 € per person 

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Ground floor with 2 bedroomsChambre d'hotes en provence bord de mer     NEW
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 11.3 km from Martigues60 € the double room 
House with 2 bedroomsChez marie    
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 17.2 km from Martigues45 € the double room 
Villa with 1 bedroomKerestac     NEW
Room equipped in the town of Marseille l'Estaque, with large south facing terrace.
Located 22 km from MartiguesFrom 12 € to 57 € the double room 

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Apartment for 4 personsLe6loliveraie  
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 in MartiguesFrom 390 € to 590 € per week 
Apartment for 8 personsHaut de villa les pieds dans l'eau   NEW
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 7.7 km from MartiguesFrom 400 € to 890 € per week 
Villa for 4 personsSpacieux T3 de 60 m²   NEW
Apartment in a villa on the ground floor. Sea: 0.4 km. Shops: 0.4 km. City center: 0.5 km. At the heart of the Blue Coast, renowned for its mild climate and its extreme brightness,...
Located 8.8 km from MartiguesFrom 500 € to 750 € per week 

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116 places over 2 haCamping Pascalounet  
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 in MartiguesFrom 20 € to 30 € per day 

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Inter-Hotel Clair Hotel - Hotel in MartiguesInter-Hotel Clair Hotel     
Located in the centre of Martigues, the Inter-Hotel Clair Hotel offers pleasantly decorated, refined rooms equipped with free Wi-Fi internet access. The hotel provides free parking....
Located in MartiguesRoom from 45 €
Campanile Marseille Ouest - Martigues - Hotel in MartiguesCampanile Marseille Ouest - Martigues     
The Campanile Marseille Ouest is situated between Arles and Marseille on the outskirts of Martigues, a town known locally as the Venice of Provence. The hotel offers comfortable and...
Located in MartiguesRoom from 39 €
Hôtel Balladins Martigues - Hotel in MartiguesHôtel Balladins Martigues     
This hotel is located in a quiet and green area, a 5-minute drive from the centre of Martiques and just over 1 km from the SNCF train station. It offers free Wi-Fi and free on-site,...
Located in MartiguesRoom from 39 €

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Best Western Atrium
Located in Arles, Best Western Atrium is facing the main historic buildings such as the antique theatre. Built around a typical 19th century Arlesian house,...
Best Western Atrium
Located in Arles, Best Western Atrium is facing the main historic buildings such as the antique theatre. Built around a typical...
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