Martigues

The Bouches du Rhone Departement - Pop.: 49,455 inh.

puce Between Marseille (via the A55) and Istres (via the D5).

Martigues, the town by the sea

Famous for its flowers and gardens, Martigues is situated on the side of a lake, the "Etang de Berre", and linked to the sea by the Caronte channel.

Although the village has recently undergone rapid industrial expansion, this economic development has not destroyed its tourist attractions.


Martigues, the Caronte channel

Due to the charm of its canals, islands and bridges, Martigues is also known as the Provencale Venise...

So take the time to wander along the quays, particularly in the "quartier des pecheurs" around the canal Saint-Sebastien.


Martigues, marina

This quarter is called le miroir aux oiseaux and back in the 17th century, fishermen used to live in the colourful old houses lining the banks of the canal.

These houses have inspired a number of painters, including Duffy ou Ziem. The area has also been made famous by the film Bourvil and Fernandel.


Martigues, statues and houses by the canal



Visitors will appreciate the beautiful beach of La Couronne and be captivitated by the tiny port de Carro, the charming fishing port and marina - all sheltered from the Mistral.




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puce What to see:

17th century church of the Madeleine.
17th century church Saint-Genest.
Chapel of the Annonciade des penitents blancs.
La maison du chapeau de gendarme (so-called because of the shape of its roof).
The village gaulois (archeological window from the 5th century BC).
Ziem museum (archeology, contemporary art, contemporary and impressionist paintings).

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puce Leisure activities:

Swimming pool, tennis, water sports.
Walks around the canals and sea excursions.
Hiking and mountain biking (maps available with signposted routes).

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Holiday rentals

puceMartigues (Bord de mer) - Marseille : 42km - Istres 26 km
Lou Cigalon
By the sea over 2 hectares, 300 m from the beach,
Chalet and mobiles homes rental 2 to 6 pers in 3* camping
Swimming pool - Kids'Club - Restaurant - Spa
Close to the sea or a lakeSwimming poolRestaurantAir conditionedWifi or Internet accessParking or garageGolf nearbySpa / Jacuzzi
Locate on the map of Martigues
210 € - 1060 €

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puceMartigues (Bord de mer) - Marseille : 42km - Istres 26 km
Camping Les Mouettes
Ideally located in front of the sea and the calanques with direct access camping with shaded pitches, chalets and mobil home air-conditioned facing the sea. Restaurant, snack. Kids Entertainment, free activities for children
Close to the sea or a lakeRestaurantAir conditionedWifi or Internet accessAccess for disabledParking or garagePets accepted under conditionsGolf nearby
Locate on the map of Martigues
210 € - 987 €

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puceMartigues (Bord de mer) - Marseille : 42km - Istres 26 km
Camping Marius
3 * Camsite in a family and calm atmosphere with direct access to the beach in the heart of the creeks, between Marseille, Martigues and the Camargue. Chalets and pitches rentals. Hammam sauna massages, restaurant, grocery.
Close to the sea or a lakeRestaurantAir conditionedWifi or Internet accessAccess for disabledParking or garagePets accepted under conditionsSpa / Jacuzzi
Locate on the map of Martigues
259 € - 1589 €

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Campsites

puceMartigues (Bord de mer) - Marseille : 42km - Istres 26 km
Lou Cigalon
Camping by the sea over 2 hectares, 300 m from the beach
Pitches & mobiles homes rental 2 to 6 pers
Swimming pool - Kids'Club - Restaurant - Spa
Close to the sea or a lakeCottages - mobile homes rentingSwimming poolKid ClubGrocery storeEntertainmentRestaurantSpa / Jacuzzi
Locate on the map of Martigues
122 Plots/50 Cottages or mobile homes

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puceMartigues (Bord de mer) - Marseille : 42km - Istres 26 km
Camping Les Mouettes
Ideally located in front of the sea and the calanques with direct access camping with shaded pitches, chalets and mobil home air-conditioned facing the sea. Restaurant, snack. Kids Entertainment, free activities for children
Close to the sea or a lakeCottages - mobile homes rentingCamping cars welcomeEntertainmentRestaurant
Locate on the map of Martigues
62 Plots/56 Cottages or mobile homes

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puceMartigues (Bord de mer) - Marseille : 42km - Istres 26 km
Camping Marius
3* Campsite in a family and calm atmosphere with direct access to the beach in the heart of the creeks, between Marseille, Martigues and the Camargue. Chalets and pitches rentals. Hammam sauna massages, restaurant, grocery.
Close to the sea or a lakeCottages - mobile homes rentingGrocery storeEntertainmentRestaurantWIFI
Locate on the map of Martigues
100 Plots/62 Cottages or mobile homes

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puce Neighbouring towns and villages:

Saint Mitre les Remparts (5km) and Port de Bouc (7 km).

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