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).
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 ...
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...
ATTRACTIONS, LEISURES AND ACTIVITES AROUND
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.