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

Located on the banks of the pond of 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 core to get to Marseille (40 km), Aix-en-Provence (46 km), Arles (53 km) and Avignon (90 km), also known as the Provencal Venice thanks to its canals, Martigues is a Tourist city with its festival folklore world, its museum, its jousts and beaches of the Blue Coast.

Formerly a fishing town, today a tourist and industrial city, Martigues has managed to convert itself by offering you, during the summer, original and varied activities: Venetian festivals, with fireworks, jazz, big game fishing. In the town of Martigues, picturesque fishing villages such as Carro, and carriers like La Couronne, allow you to enjoy moments of relaxation by the sea or in the many small restaurants. Between the two is the plain of St Julien, agricultural and viticultural plain, you can taste the famous little rosé Côte de Provence to the wine cellar.

You can taste many dishes based on fish, bouillabaisse, bourride.

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
RegionProvence-Alps-French Riviera

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)
Saint-Chamas25 km (30 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 of Martigues
View of Martigues
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The pond of Berre at Martigues
The pond of Berre at Martigues
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The lighthouse of La Couronne
The lighthouse of La Couronne
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View of Martigues
View of Martigues
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View of Marseille at the bottom
View of Marseille at the bottom
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Martigues flowered
Martigues flowered
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The viaduct
The viaduct
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The three boats symbolizing the three districts of Martigues
The three boats symbolizing the three districts of Martigues
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Monday 22 may
Min. 11°C - Max. 23°C
Tuesday 23 may
Min. 13°C - Max. 26°C
Wednesday 24 may
Min. 17°C - Max. 25°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Mucem: Skip-the-Line Ticket
Culture and education13 € Marseille (28 km)
Audio Guided Tour of Marseilles in a Convertible Mini – 2 hours
Culture and education55 € Marseille (28 km)
Discover the Corniche by convertible Mini – 2 hours 30 minutes
Entertainment65 € Marseille (28 km)
Audio Guided Tour of Marseilles in a Convertible Mini – 3 hours
Culture and education75 € Marseille (28 km)
Long Tour of Marseilles from a Convertible Mini – 4 hours
Culture and education95 € 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)


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