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Saint Mitre les Remparts

On the D5 between Istres (8km) et Martigues (7km). 46 km west of Marseilles.

Saint Mitre les Remparts, ramparts gate
Saint Mitre les Remparts is located in the south of the department of Bouches du Rhone. From its position high on the western shore, the peaceful village overlooks the Etang de Berre.
With its old stone houses, you are sure to find it charming. The architecture of some of the houses recalls the time when the cultivation of olives brought wealth to the villagers.
Saint Mitre les Remparts, ramparts gate and street
As you arrive in the village, you can’t fail to notice the defensive walls, dating back to the 14th century. There are two gates in the ramparts - the south gate, known as the Porte de Martigues and the north gate or Porte d'Istres.
You will then notice the houses built as extensions of the walls. Wandering through the centre of St Mitre, you will discover a picturesque labyrinth of streets which lead to the church, from where you’ll have a good view over the Engrenier Pond.
Saint Mitre les Remparts, street
Saint Mitre has conserved several fine relics of its past.
The village was almost certainly founded in the 9th century, and then at the end of the 14th century the site of Castelveyre (afterwards re-christened St Blaise) was razed by the Lord of Les Baux.
Saint Mitre les Remparts, castle
The story continued with the reconstruction and extensions of the existing fortifications and castle (still visible today).
The site of Saint Blaise, 4 km from the village, was inhabited from the end of the Palaeolithic period up to the 15th century.
Saint Mitre les Remparts, bell tower
The original settlement was founded as a result of Mediterranean trade, and to this day three types of walls can be seen: Hellenic, primitive and early Christian.
You can also visit the “Ville Basse” (the lower town), the “Ville Haute” (the upper town) and the ruins of the church of St Vincent.

The 12th-century chapel of St Blaise is the only building remaining from the time when the settlement was known as Castelveyre.

What to see

The archaeological site of St Blaise (4 km from the village).
The defensive walls. St Blaise oppidum.
17th-century windmill.
17th-century church. Fountain with 3 spouts and basin.

Leisure activities

Market on Wednesday morning (Parking de la Manare).
Walking, horse-riding and mountain biking.
Tennis. Boules.
Festival from 28th to 31st July
Summer events.

Holiday rentals

For a successful holiday in the Bouches-du-Rhône, choose our mobile home rentals on the Côte Bleue at Camping Tikayan Félix de la Bastide. Discover a wide range of accommodation: Eco, Standard, Comfort and make the most of your stay near Martigues and Marseille to bathe in the blue waters of the Mediterranean.

200€ - 450€


A very pretty campsite near the Côte Bleue. In the heart of the Midi region, Camping Félix de la Bastide welcomes you to rent mobile homes, lodge tents or pitches spread over 4.5 hectares. Situated on the edge of a lagoon, the campsite is close to two beaches, a small natural one 30m away, where you can easily go canoeing, kayaking or paddle-boarding, and a second supervised beach 300m away, where swimming is very pleasant. Ideal for family holidays.




Carry le Rouet (6km), Martigues (12km) et Ensues la Redonne (14km).

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