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Tourism in Martigues

Tourism in Martigues: Take a look at our tourist guide to Martigues containing dozens of addresses of hotels, holiday lets, gîtes, B&B, museums and country parks. VisitProvence.com. There’s no better tourist guide to Martigues.

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Martigues, our very own Venice Ville fleurie : 4 fleurs

Martigues, our very own Venice

Situated immediately adjacent to the Côte Bleue coast, this town started out as a huddle of small, sandy islands separated by channels and linked by bridges. It offers walkers a pleasant impression of floating on water.

Off the beaten track

A day in Martigues

Martigues

A day in Martigues

A day will not suffice to explore Martigues! You will need plenty of time to discover what we call the "Venice of Provence"...
The town: Lined with canals and pretty houses, the colourful historic centre, called the Miroir aux Oiseaux, is an absolute delight. Don't miss: a stroll in the island quarter.

Local Produce and Heritage

Martigues

Local Produce and Heritage

Visit to the old quarter of Martigues: the Place Maritima archaeological site, the Miroir aux Oiseaux (now a protected site) painted by Cézanne, Eglise de la Madeleine church, and the "Maison Chapeau de Gendarme". You will also savour a delicious lunch of local specialities at a picturesque restaurant.

Blue Coast train

Marseille

Blue Coast train

The best way to travel along the Côte Bleue coast and enjoy its spectacular views is by taking the "train bleu" train from Niolon to La Couronne (departure from Marseille Saint-Charles station). To ensure you don't miss a thing, take a seat on the left-hand side of the coach, where it's all happening!