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 Tourism, holiday & travel in Miramas
Insee code13063
AltitudeFrom 0 to 125 meters
Surface25.70 km²
Population25720 inhabitants
Density1000 inhabitants/km²


National labelSaint-Chamas at 6.8 km (11 min)
Chief townMarseille (at 64 km, 45 min)Grans at 8.8 km (12 min)
DepartmentBouches-du-RhôneSalon-de-Provence at 11.2 km (16 min)
RegionProvence-Alpes-Côte d'AzurSearch another town


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We must distinguish Miramas-le-Vieux, original village and Miramas, a town of about 25,257 inhabitants that stretches a few kilometers of the old village, situated between Arles and Aix-en-Provence, and resurgent economy.

The territory of the municipality is located north of the Etang de Berre, about 60 km northwest of Marseille.

The development of railways is accompanied by an economic boom Miramas and neighboring municipalities.

In 1923, the Army installed a storage area in place and place of the aerodrome (becoming the warehouse's general reserve ammunition Miramas).


  • Miramas-le-Vieux:
  • Small medieval village, known locally for both its monuments but also for its delicious ice cream. Two glaciers are installed and are always full of the summer.
  • At the entrance of the village, one can see the Jubilee Cross, built in 1874. You will come across in amount, the bust of Jean-Louis Martin Castagne, former mayor of the village. Unavoidable, the door of Notre Dame.
  • Pine remarkable village, Aleppo pine bicentennial and beyond the castle walls, unfortunately in ruins.
  • Inside the village, houses, restored, date from the 13th and 14th centuries.
  • This village, although small, gives us a preserved architecture and beautiful. A little detour, if you go through there, is required.
  • In addition to the common Miramas:
  • Golf Miramas 18 holes.
  • Equestrian Centre, near the entrance to the golf.
  • Plan of St. Susp water, artificial pond.
  • Theatre Column: amazing building, with very good acoustics.
  • Cultural Center The Comedia: former cinema still in operation, which also serves as a cultural center.
  • Media intercommunal: quiet place where there are a lot of documentation. The library is integrated with other media libraries of Western Provence and provides many resources (including Heritage). It holds regular exhibitions of works of art.
  • Sport: Miramas has three stages is free.
  • The ruins of a Roman oppidum located on the site of the town. Miramas comes from "See the Sea" (mir, mira, the March) but it is the Etang de Berre, open to the sea, hence the salt water. The Etang de Berre is only visible to Miramas-le-Vieux.
  • The town has the Blizzard, former warehouse of explosives and weapons of war, partly open to the public.
  • The field of Cabasse: a wooded area around the "Cabasse castle" where the summer camps organized in the city (instead of walk, bike, picnic ...
Detailed information
TransportTrain station of Miramas
Information pointsTourist Office of Miramas
Performance hallsLe Comoedia,   Theatre la Colonne


  • Traditional Provencal Fête Racino e Jitello in spring : This feast pays tribute to the language and Provencal Culture: Catwalks, stands, dances, musics, Mass in Provençal, abrivado or beccerade... local and regional associations, local producers...
  • Métis Nuits Festival: Métis Nuits celebrate each year the feast of la Musique in Miramas : 30 free in three days spectacles and three nights.
  • Votive Fêtes en July: Roundabouts, corso, music, animations of streets, apéros -concerts, beccerades, spectacle camarguais, games for children, singing contest, firework to the plane water Saint- suspi, grand ball.
  • Medieval Fête au Vieux- Miramas - late August : During three days, shows, animations, demonstrations and stands of gifts, sounds and lights, proms, camp of knights, demonstrations of fighting, varied workshops, calligraphy, herbalism, armaments, archery the arc and crossbow, wooden games, puppet show, musical ambulations, stands catering to medieval colors.
  • Fête the train in October towards the SNCF station.
  • Féerie Christmas : the week foregoing Christmas : wonderful parade, spectacular arrival of Father Christmas with his extractor filled with gifts for children, toboggan run, mini-farm, workshops games, Christmas carols, shows and musical animations, sounds and lights...


La Barben Zoo about 20 km: 40 acres of greenery, a sunny day in the middle of wild animals. A treat for young and old.

Leisure activities
NameType of activityPriceTown
Tour and tasting at the Calavon CastleLocal flavoursFreeLambesc (22 km)
Tour and tasting at Les Béates wine estateLocal flavoursFrom 0 € to 10 €Lambesc (24 km)
Paintball by the LubéronSports sensationsFrom 20 € to 35 €La Roque-d'Anthéron (27 km)

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View of the Etang de BerreView of the Etang de Berre
The remarkable pine, Aleppo pine enrolled in French heritageThe remarkable pine, Aleppo pine enrolled in French heritage
The Aleppo pine, saw furtherThe Aleppo pine, saw further
Door Notre DameDoor Notre Dame
Lane VillageLane Village
Main Street VillageMain Street Village
Viewpoint overlooking the Etang de BerreViewpoint overlooking the Etang de Berre
Other laneOther lane
the snow Miramas in January 2009... amazingthe snow Miramas in January 2009... amazing
! Theatre Column! Theatre Column
Ruelle old Miramas nightRuelle old Miramas night
the remarkable pine doorthe remarkable pine door
the entrance to the village by the door of Notre Damethe entrance to the village by the door of Notre Dame


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Sunday 1 February
Min. -5°C - Max. -3°C
Monday 2 February
Min. -13°C - Max. -1°C
Tuesday 3 February
Min. -10°C - Max. 0°C


French cuisine restaurantRestaurant d'Ici et d'Ailleurs  
ENTRE ALPILLES ET CAMARGUE – De passage à Miramas en descendant dans le Sud, faites un stop au restaurant D’Ici et d’ailleurs. Une cuisine maison ouverte sur le monde, un accueil chaleureux,...
Located in Miramas23 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantLa Terrasse du Château  
Located a few kilometers from the Etang de Berre, in the Provençal town of Miramas La Terrasse du Château welcomes you. Discover a friendly place where it is good to eat, ideal for...
Located in Miramas26 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantLe Rabelais  
It is a small village in Provence, quietly located in a vaulted room, furnished in a flour mill from the 17th century that we can taste gourmet restaurant Le Rabelais. The chef Gérald...
Located 4.9 km from Miramas36 € per person 

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House with 1 bedroomAgathes    
Welcome to Les Agathes, a detached villa set in more than 2 hectares (5 acres) of private grounds. Priced at €80 for the room (1 or 2 People). If you are looking for a relaxing stay...
Located 10.6 km from Miramas70 € the double room 
House with 3 bedroomsLa Laure    
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 16.1 km from MiramasFrom 70 € to 90 € the double room 
House with 2 bedrooms2 rue du moulin    
In a charming house with garden and terrace in the center of the village of Mallemort and in the heart of Provence.  Room access is independent.. http://www.amivac.com/site13436.
Located 21 km from MiramasFrom 70 € to 80 € the double room 

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Apartment for 6 personsLa Côte Plage - Istres en Provence  
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 6 km from MiramasFrom 630 € to 1010 € per week 
Apartment for 2 personsRésidence Saint Michel  
Charming apartment in the heart of the historic center of living in Provence. Equipped kitchen with refrigerator, oven, ceramic hob, dishwasher, freezer, Nespresso coffee capsules....
Located 9.6 km from MiramasFrom 250 € to 300 € per week 
Villa for 9 personsVilla Calme et Sans Vis à Vis  
Villa 160 m² plain of feet on 3000 m² of garden and closed. With private pool game balls, terrace, summer kitchen, barbecue, parking garage and private... The heart of provence. Ideal...
Located 10.4 km from MiramasFrom 1150 € to 1580 € per week 

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100 places over 3 haLa chapelette    
Camping Family shaded the very heart of Provence - rentals mobile home - pool - playground - bowls - ping pong - lively evening - snack bar.
Located 21 km from MiramasFrom 16 € to 21 € per day 
140 places over 3 haCamping Monplaisir    
The campground is located Monplaisir 800 m northwest of the town of Saint Remy de Provence, the heart of the Parc Naturel Régional des Alpilles in the heart of the Provence-Alpes-Côte...
Located 27 km from MiramasFrom 16.40 € to 30.30 € per day 
123 places over 2,5 haCamping L' Arlésienne     SPECIAL OFFER
Family camping.
Located 29 km from MiramasFrom 20 € to 26 € per day 

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Appart Hotel Acadien - Hotel in MiramasAppart Hotel Acadien    
Residence Acadien is conveniently located between Aix en Provence, Avignon and Arles and is 2 km from the centre of Salo de Provence. All apartments have a kitchen fully equipped with...
Located 6.6 km from MiramasRoom from 59 €
Le Devem De Mirapier - Hotel in MiramasLe Devem De Mirapier     
Le Devem De Mirapier is located 5 minutes from Salon de Provence in the heart of Provence, and it offers free private parking, free Wi-Fi and bikes to borrow. It has a seasonal, heated...
Located 6.9 km from MiramasRoom from 75 €
Première Classe Istres - Hotel in MiramasPremière Classe Istres     
Just 2 km from the airport and Etang de Berre, this Première Classe is located in Istres. It offers contemporary air-conditioned rooms, 15km from Fos-Sur-Mer. An LCD TV with cable channels...
Located 7.6 km from MiramasRoom from 35 €

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InterContinental Marseille - Hotel Dieu
InterContinental Marseille - Hotel Dieu is set in a superb 18th century building in the historic quarter of Marseille, 350 metres from the Old Port. WiFi...
Best Western Premier Hotel Vieux-Port
Best Western Premier Vieux-Port is located on the old fishing port of La Ciotat. It offers a rooftop swimming pool overlooking...
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