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Highlights in Martigues
- boating on the pond of Berre
- beaches of Carry-le-Rouet
- Provençal jousts in Martigues
- Saint-Sébastien canal
- auction at the port of Carro
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Surrounded by waters that give it the air of a Serenissima, Martigues embodies the beauty of Provence to perfection. On the banks of the Etang de Berre, in the western part of the city, superb holiday rentals offer a breathtaking view as far as Marignane and Berre-l'Etang. On the other side of Martigues, overlooking the Mediterranean, accommodation near Port-de-Bouc or La Couronne allows you to enjoy all the pleasures of a seaside resort unlike any other.Holiday rentals for all desires
The colourful façades along the Caronte Canal are home to holiday rentals with the charm of yesteryear, but which do not forget to live with their times, since they have Internet access and air conditioning, to enjoy the summer heat in peace. Going inland, they are pleasantly spacious accommodations, with gardens and swimming pools, that welcome their guests in a haven of peace. Back to the Mediterranean coast, other holiday rentals, with balcony or terrace, allow you to admire serenely all the beauty of the coast.
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Martigues is rooted in the history and traditions of Provence. Fort-de-Bouc, perched above the waters of the Mediterranean, offers a breathtaking view of the Blue Coast and testifies to the past strategic importance of the area. The archaeological site of Tholon tells us precisely this story, which also takes root in the fishing port of Carro, very close to the historic centre of Martigues, where today's sailors still offer fresh fish every morning. A dive in the heart of Provence that cannot leave anyone indifferent.Martigues, a history of water
The geographical situation of Martigues is marked by the three waters that mix with it. To see all the beauty of the Etang de Berre, nothing beats starting with a walk or bike ride in the Figuerolles Park. Then, towards the Côte Bleue, where superb beaches, such as those of Saulce or Verdon, allow visitors to relax under the Provençal sun. Finally, a walk along the canals of Martigues, such as the San Sebastian Canal, is the ideal time to admire the colourful facades of the fishermen's houses that have made the place famous.
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A family stay in Martigues should start with a train ride on the Côte Bleue railway line. Young and old alike will be amazed by the succession of tunnels that systematically lead to splendid waters and small fishing ports. Then, by leaving the train for the boat, the whole family will marvel at the wild beauty of the Etang de Berre, which gives Martigues its unique relief. The stay will end with a swim on the beaches of La Couronne, Sausset-les-Pins or Carry-le-Rouet, for a last magical moment to share with the family.Martigues for lovers
The Venice of Provence can only be a perfect holiday destination for a romantic getaway. And to keep this promise, nothing beats a boat trip to the creeks bordering Martigues, Niolon, Le Rôve or La Vesse. From there, you can admire the Friuli islands, signalling the entrance to Marseille. A walk along the San Sebastian Canal will be the ideal place for all confidences, before the delicacies take lovers to the night markets of Jonquières, where they can discover the delicious Provençal specialities.
The splendours of Martigues have inspired many filmmakers who have made their films there. Thus, Richard Berry, Olivier Marchal or Jean Renoir put their cameras there. The most famous film shot on the martegale lands is undoubtedly La Cuisine au Beurre, with Fernandel and Bourvil.
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Every year, during the summer season, Martigues hosts games between the best of the region on the martegaux canals, in spectacular fights. Undoubtedly the unmissable event of the city.2. Discover Berre-l'Etang
On the other side of the Etang de Berre, this small town is made up of a pretty village and a huge alluvial plain, exploited by salt marshes. A breathtaking landscape, just in front of Martigues.3. Taste the local cuisine
The reputation of Provençal cuisine is well established. Passing through Martigues, it is impossible not to taste a bourride, a dish based on fish that should not be confused with bouillabaisse. In the port of Carro, seafood lovers will choose the most beautiful fresh fish caught in the early morning, which they can taste with a rosé wine from the region.4. Enjoy Martigues in summer
If it is certainly the high season in Martigues, summer sees the city come alive, especially thanks to the Provençal contests. The ideal time to discover all its splendours.5. Participate in the celebration of St. Peter's Day
At the very beginning of the summer, on June 27th, the patron saint of fishermen is celebrated in Martigues. Various activities are offered in the city, as well as the Défi Martégal, which sees two high schools in the region compete against each other in a Provençal joust on the Galliffet Canal. Unmistakable.