Located on the banks of the Berre pond, 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.
A central city for traveling to Marseille (40 km), Aix-en-Provence (46 km), Arles (53 km) and Avignon (90 km), also called the Provencal Venice thanks to its canals, Martigues Its world folklore festival, 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, peaches.
In the town of Martigues, picturesque fishing villages like 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 enjoy many dishes based on fish, bouillabaisse, bourride.
Martigues, Gallo-Roman city: vestiges of this time in several places of the city and the surroundings.
The fort of Bouc: to get there, a boat shuttle takes you there.
The large park of Figuerolles is a place of relaxation, but also sports. There are mountain bike trails for all levels, pony rides for children, a small train ride to the edge of the pond, various hiking trails, climbing all levels, a pedagogical farm, etc.
The sandy beaches of the Crown and St. Croix on the Blue Coast, 20 minutes by car or bus. You can also practice water sports: windsurfing, boat, sailboat, surf. The Carro site is world famous for its surfing.
From Notre-Dame des Marins, you will have a panoramic view and a 360 ° view on Martigues, but also on the whole pond of Berre and its surroundings, you will even see the Sainte-Victoire!
Every Wednesday evening in July and August, craftsmen in the streets of Jonquière.
Feast of St Peter at the end of June.
Venetian festival in July.
World Folk Festival in July.
Deep sea fishing in August.
From the private to the public, the donors of the Ziem Museum
From 27 february to 2 june 2019
Boulevard Du 14 juillet
The enrichment of collections is one of the essential missions of a museum in France. While the role of the local authorities or the state, generally the owners of the institutions, is fundamental, the donor's should not be underestimated. - Often artists or passionate collectors, they participate very importantly in the enrichment of public funds. - So at the Ziem Museum, no fewer than 324 people donated paintings, drawings, photographs, sculptures and other objects. - - Visits on request by appointment: with family, friends or a small group (from 5 people). - - Guided tour for groups and schools every day by reservation. - - Workshops for children from 6 to 12 years: every Monday from 17h to 18h30. Workshops for adults: every Wednesday from 14h to 16h. - - Internships (6-12 years) and workshops (4-5 years) during the school holidays of the Aix-Marseille Academy. - - For people with disabilities: tactile and sensory workshops, guided tours in French sign language. - - For all ages: lunch at the museum, birthdays, sensory workshops, visits with closed eyes, cycle of conferences, workshops and art history courses. - The museum is labeled "Môm'Art charter": it aims to help museums, museums, cultural sites to improve their reception and their services for families.
The 13 km race is part of the Maritima challenge. - Registration: limited to 1000 on the 13 km race, limited to 300 on the 6 km race, limited to 200 on the march. - Participation: 13 € (13 km race), 8 € (6 km run and walk) until 24 May 2019 at 16h. - The day of the race: 15 € for 13 km and 10 € for 6 km and walking. - Bibs withdrawal: Saturday, May 25 from 4pm at the start podium for the 13km race. - For the 6 km race and the bib retreat in Carro, no ranking for the walk. - Start of the race 13 km: in front of Francis Turcan stadium. - Start of the race 6 km and walk: Carro, parking Front Sea. - Arrival: Carro Seafront parking (for all races and walking). - Refreshments: 3 on the 13 km course, 2 on the march, 1 on the 6 km course. 1 common on arrival and a giant buffet on the arrival area. - Rewards: 1 technical tee shirt for each newcomer. - Lots of values, cuts to the first 3 men and women then to the first 3 in each category. - Plus 3 jackpots of value drawn. - Transport: The transfer of competitors from the 13 km race is provided by shuttle bus from 16h between Carro (roundabout Verdon beach) and departure. Possible return on Martigues until 21h.
Big Braderie Camping Paradise
On 25 may 2019
Chemin De la Batterie
Big Braderie Camping paradise on the set of the TV series: costumes, accessories, cult objects...
Feast of Vine and Wine
On 1 june 2019
233 Route De Sausset
The Vine and Wine Festival was created to bring wine professionals together for a whole day at the national level and allow the public to discover the men and women of this profession, directly on the production sites, in a warm atmosphere. and friendly. - It's a big open day in the cellars and vineyards of the wine regions, every Saturday after Ascension Thursday. - - Guided tours of the cellar at 10:30 and 15:00 and tasting of products. - - Market of local products. - - Visit of the vineyard. - - Winemaker's meal in the cellar at 13h: paid / on reservation. - - Presentation of the new winegrowers' trail. - Free, excluding meals.
Bike Festival in Martigues
From 1 to 2 june 2019
Chemin De Paradis
This day is organized by the associations Martigues Cyclotourisme and Les vélo des ponds. - Saturday, June 1st. - - 14h30 - 15h30: walk for children from 3 to 8 years old. Balance bike, 4 and 2 wheel bicycles. - - 15h30 - 16h: arrival of the tour of the metropolis at the beach of Ferrières. - Circuit: Salon-Miramas-Istres-Martigues. - Sunday, June 2nd. - - 8h-12h: FFCT concentration. Also open to non licensed. Concerning the licensees, race counting for the cut of Provence bicycle. - - 10h-12h: big parade by bike in the city center of the 3 districts and crossing the new greenway towards the station of Lavéra. - Departure at 10am from the gym of salt. - Open to everyone who knows how to ride a bike. - - 8h-16h: the bike museum, all day at the gym of salt. - The general idea is to teach people how to get around the city by bike, by adopting the best routes for bicycles. - Participants will be guided by cyclists who are accustomed to the practice and know the city.
Party of Lavera
From 7 to 10 june 2019
Every day: carnival from 16h to 0h (21h Friday).
Vide Grenier de la CGL, General Confederation of Housing
On 16 june 2019
Vide grenier for the benefit of the works of the CGL.
Looks on Provence
On 21 june 2019
9 Rue De l'Etang
Speaker: Dominique Berthout, archaeologist and Provencal heritage specialist. Retrospective of the Provençal Archeology activity. - The umtl offers a conference every month, open to all. - If one of the themes could not be addressed due to the unavailability of a speaker, another conference would be scheduled on the scheduled date.
Music Festival in Martigues
On 21 june 2019
1, Place Jean Jaurès
Feast of music, and especially make music! - In Martigues, local talent is given a very important place, with the talents qualified as "amateurs" but often composed of great qualities, and especially to young talents. - Suddenly, it is a healthy wave of freshness and originality that bathes the entire city, from the most anticipated productions to the most original. The whole city, because the incitement "make music" implies "do it all and everywhere", in other words an invitation to appropriate the nooks and crannies of streets and squares, at the same time as the places more passers-by downtown. - The time of an interminable day and until late at night, rock, jazz or metal mix with the traditional musics like those said serious or learned. But is there more serious than the sweet madness of a shared evening?
"Glide In Your City" Course of 850 m
On 29 june 2019
Cours Aristide Briand
Great animation of the feast of the sea 2019: a fun and free obstacle course of 850 m in the district of the island. - Departure every fifteen minutes from 9h to 19h, only people with a bracelet can access these attractions. - You are registered ?... slip and run! - Conditions of participation : - - Registration from May 14, 2019 on the website http://www.sardineday.fr - - From the age of 8.