Summer visits to Martigues

From this Spring, it is good to come to Martigues! We offer many activities that will delight young and old. Nature and hiking lovers, we put the month of April under the sign of sharing and discovery. Stroll along the banks of the Etang de Berre or along the coast of the Côte Bleue to discover a rich fauna and flora, spend an afternoon in the hills or the vineyards of Saint-Julien-les- Martigues to share the experience with our local producers. Lovers of stories, visit the city center of Martigues to listen to the myths and legends that punctuate our Provence or to find the best unusual place to sketch in your sketchbook. Embark aboard one of our boats to discover the history of the canals of Martigues, the creeks of the Côte Bleue or the Etang de Berre and the Fort-de-Bouc, this historic monument which sits proudly at the entrance to Martigues.
Until September, live new experiences in Martigues!

Sail on the canals of Martigues to appreciate "La Venise Provençale", disembark at Fort-de-Bouc to learn its history, accompany a shepherd and goat breeder during a picnic made up of farm products, awaken your senses during a walk on the shores of the Etang de Berre or the coast of the Côte Bleue.....

On the program: nature, hiking, water and stories!

You are bound to find an activity that suits you.
NEW ! Shepherd for a day
Bernard welcomes you to the heart of his peasant farm for a day under the sign of tenderness and sharing. We give you an appointment in the morning to watch the milking of the goats and discover the profession of goat breeder through a visit to the farm.
Every Wednesday on May 11, June 1 and June 29 then from July 13 to August 31 from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Croix d'Estrine farm (Saint-Julien-les-Martigues) - see

Hike in the vineyard trails of Martigues
Welcome to the heart of the winemakers' trails! Stroll along a 4km path around the vineyards of the cooperative cellar of Saint-Julien-les-Martigues. Accompanied by José, winemaker of the cellar, he will tell you the story of the grape varieties of our territory. A walk in the middle of nature that will delight all lovers of oenology.
June 9 and 23 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. then July 7, 21 and August 4 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. from the cooperative cellar of Saint-Julien-les-Martigues - see

NEW ! Discovery hike of the Etang de Berre
Accompanied by your guide, observe the fauna and flora, touch the rock of the limestone cliffs, taste the fruits of the cade, listen to the little tern, and let yourself be caught up in this exceptional landscape. Your senses will be awakened in the heart of this large protected natural park. On the way back, cross the pine forest of the park to discover an exciting biodiversity. In partnership with Reise Trip Tours.
May 21 and June 21 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. from the Grand Parc de Figuerolles - see

Snorkeling in the heart of the Côte Bleue Marine Park
The Martigues Tourist Office invites you to discover the fauna and flora of the coastal shallows in the protected marine area of ​​Carry-le-Rouet (created in December 1982).
Managed by the Marine Park, it is an area of ​​85 ha which borders the coast and which extends offshore to the vicinity of the deep limit of the Posidonia meadows, that is to say about half a mile.
Every Thursday from July 7 to August 25 from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at Cap Rousset beach in Carry-le-Rouet - see
Opening of the ticket office from June 15.
NEW ! Once upon a time...Martigues
A 2-hour walk in the city center of Martigues that will delight visitors who love great stories.
This narrated visit offers a route punctuated with stops where everyone can imagine the myths and legends that made Martigues vibrate. In partnership with Provence Buissonnière.
May 27 and June 17 from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. from the Théâtre de Verdure - see

NEW ! Martigues, travel diary
By its colors, its reflections and the light it gives off, Martigues is an inspiring city for many painters. Today, we invite you to give free rein to your artistic soul via a sketched route in the city center.
On the program: creativity and inspiration! In partnership with Provence Buissonnière.
June 3 from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. from the Ile district - see

Guided tour of Fort-de-Bouc
This summer, join us to reach Fort-de-Bouc by boat. The route to the fort is commented and presents the surrounding landscape (Le Calen de Martigues - one of the last in France, the old Verminck soap factory, the swing bridge, the port of Port-de-Bouc...). The Fort-de-Bouc will stand before your eyes perched on an islet in the Mediterranean Sea. Follow the guide and disembark at this iconic location filled with history.
May 21 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and June 18 and July 16 from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. July 30, August 13 and 27 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. from the honor quay of the Town Hall - see

Walk on the canals of Martigues
Board our blue boat and discover Martigues from its most unusual angle: from the canals. From the Baussengue canal to the Galiffet canal, passing by the Miroir aux Oiseaux (classified site), the captain will reveal the history of the three districts of the heart of the city. Once on the boat, the mare waters will have no more secrets for you!
May 28 and June 22, 26, 29 from 3 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. July 12, 19, 26 and August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 from 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. July 14, 21, 28 and August 4, 11, 18, 25 from 4:30 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. from the Quai d'honneur of the Town Hall​ - see

Visit of the sets of the television series Camping Paradis
Be one of the privileged and access the sets of the TF1 series "Camping Paradis". Imagine yourself alongside Tom in the aisles with his cart, starting your stay at the campsite reception, taking a break at the beach bar, going to the convenience store to do your shopping... Everything is there, and you will be surprised! Accompanied by your guide, learn more about the origin of the series, discover unpublished anecdotes and filming secrets shared by the team. We can already imagine! And you?
Every Tuesday and Thursday from August 2 to 30 at 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. at La Couronne (path of the battery) - see
The Berre pond by boat
Aboard the boat La Cisampo, discover the largest salt pond in Europe and its picturesque and varied landscapes! With a view of the lagoons, the limestone hills, the beaches, the small ports and the pine forests, this walk on the Etang de Berre is an experience to live.
July 12, 26 and August 9, 23 from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. from the main quay of the Town Hall - see

The Blue Coast by boat
Turquoise water, creeks, fine sandy beaches, creeks, Provençal villages... Here is a list of the various landscapes that you will have the opportunity to see during this exceptional commented walk on the Blue Coast. From the city of Martigues to the creek of Niolon, passing near the coasts of La Couronne, Carry-le-Rouet, La Redonne or even Méjean, you will discover the beauty of this coastline with its breathtaking cultural and natural heritage.
July 13, 20, 27 and August 3, 10, 17, 24 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. from the quai d'honneur of the Hôtel de ville - see

Boat trip on the canals of Martigues
Board our blue boat and discover Martigues from its most unusual angle: from the canals. From the Baussengue canal to the Galiffet canal, passing by the Miroir aux Oiseaux (classified site), the captain will reveal the history of the three districts of the heart of the city. Once on the boat, the mare waters will have no more secrets for you!
May 28 and June 22, 26, 29 from 3 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. July 12, 19, 26 and August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 from 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. July 14, 21, 28 and August 4, 11, 18, 25 from 4:30 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. from the Quai d'honneur of the Town Hall - see

Snorkeling in the heart of the Côte Bleue Marine Park
The Martigues Tourist Office invites you to discover the fauna and flora of the coastal shallows in the protected marine area of ​​Carry-le-Rouet (created in December 1982).
Managed by the Marine Park, it is an area of ​​85 ha which borders the coast and which extends offshore to the vicinity of the deep limit of the Posidonia meadows, that is to say about half a mile.
Every Thursday from July 7 to August 25 from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at Cap Rousset beach in Carry-le-Rouet - see
Opening of the ticket office from June 15.

Boat trip at sunset

For us, summer rhymes with beach, cicada, relaxation and long sunny days. And what could be better than ending your day admiring the sun setting over the Venice of Provence? To do this, we have prepared a wonderful boat trip for all sunset lovers.
Every Monday from July 11 to August 29 at variable times depending on the day, departing from the honor quay of the Town Hall - see

Fireworks from a boat in Martigues
This year, dream big and watch fireworks from a boat. In the middle of the Etang de Berre, live this unique experience! July 14 - National Day - come and vibrate with us. Let yourself be surprised by the colors of this pyromelodic show. A unique show for a festive evening to be amazed.
14th at 10 p.m. from the main quay of the Town Hall - see
Rand'eau douce
Enjoy a beautiful walk in the heart of downtown Martigues to discover its history. The theme ? Freshwater ! From fountains to washhouses, from wells to aqueducts, wander the narrow streets of Martigues, walk along the canals, approach the banks of the Etang de Berre to learn all about their past. In partnership with Hiking Ski Discovery (RSD Martigues)
May 28 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. from the Martigues Tourist Office - see

NEW ! Wellness hike
Follow Elodie, your guide, and let yourself be carried away to enjoy the present moment. The walk continues to the Cap Couronne lighthouse, a sign of travel and navigation. Smell the sea air and its spray, feel the sand under your feet and observe the plants on your way to learn about all their benefits. In partnership with Reise Trip Tours.
June 11 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. from Carro - see

Hike in the vineyard trails of Martigues
Welcome to the heart of the winemakers' trails! Stroll along a 4km path around the vineyards of the cooperative cellar of Saint-Julien-les-Martigues. Accompanied by José, winemaker of the cellar, he will tell you the story of the grape varieties of our territory. A walk in the middle of nature that will delight all lovers of oenology.
June 9 and 23 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. then July 7, 21 and August 4 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. from the cooperative cellar of Saint-Julien-les-Martigues - see

 NEW ! Discovery hike of the Etang de Berre
Accompanied by your guide, observe the fauna and flora, touch the rock of the limestone cliffs, taste the fruits of the cade, listen to the little tern, and let yourself be caught up in this exceptional landscape. Your senses will be awakened in the heart of this large protected natural park. On the way back, cross the pine forest of the park to discover an exciting biodiversity. In partnership with Reise Trip Tours.
May 21 and June 21 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. from the Grand Parc de Figuerolles - see
And also...Fun walks

"Treasure Hunter" treasure hunt in the city center
A "Treasure Hunters" box containing several puzzles to solve
strolling through the three districts of Martigues.
Pick up your box at the Tourist Office - see

NEW ! Fun Randoland hike in the Grand Parc de Figuerolles
On 130 ha of greenery, along the banks of the Etang de Berre,
the Grand Parc de Figuerolles is a veritable green lung
Download the booklet and go on an adventure - see

NEW ! Randoland playful hike by the sea
Walk along the seaside, discovering the creeks and creeks
to the lighthouse of the Crown
Download the booklet and go on an adventure - see

Treasure hunt My explore bag - Odyssey in Provence
Become an explorer and go on an adventure to discover the towns
from Martigues, Istres, Salon-de-Provence and Miramas. Combining old treasure map and numerical clues,
equip yourself with your backpack and your smartphone before leaving for the great odyssey!
Pick up your bag at the Tourist Office - see